Monday, June 28, 2010

One Yard Wonders: Folklore Bag

I mentioned a few posts back that I used one of my junk store fabrics to make a craft that I didn't get any pictures of.  Oops!  Well lucky you!  I made the folklore bag from One Yard Wonders for my mom for her birthday, and got my her to send me a few pictures of it!

I think it turned out super cute! It didn't come off without a hitch though. Like you may be doing right now, I googled the One Yard Wonders Folklore Bag to see if anyone else had documented their experiences with it, and like many other people have said, the top band did not fit quite right with the bottom of the bag.  I don't remember exactly how off it was, but I think the band may have been as much as an inch too long.  I'm pretty sure this wasn't just cutting error, I was pretty careful with it.  I worked around it though by putting a few little tucks in the top band near the side seams, and it turned out ok.

All in all, I enjoyed this project because it gave me some experience working with a smaller bag on my sewing machine - I had to do some tricky maneuvering to get all the top stitching sewn.  Plus I learned how to put in a magnetic snap (it was super easy, and I love it when I get to use a hammer in my crafting - maybe I should become a carpenter!)  So all you One Yard Wonderers, get out there and make your Folklore Bags, because they really are very cute! Just don't get too frustrated if your top band doesn't fit right - it happens to the best of us!


Crystal said...

Oh Jenny!
Your bag came out beautifully! I'll bet your Mom is very proud to be carrying such a gorgeous present, and the fact that it was handmade by her daughter is icing on the cake! :-)


Mom said...

Thanks Jen - I love it :)

Missus D said...

the fabric looks great! And the bag looks good. :-)