Friday, November 11, 2011

Sweetwater Hometown Canvas Bag

Hometown by Sweetwater.  I will never get sick of this fabric line!  no, i still haven't finished my quilt i started a few months back......its in my pile of WIPS. 

but check this out!  my new favorite bag EVER!  of course its got to have some corduroy!  i used canvas hometown, black corduroy and linen for the lining along with some yardage for the handles and inside pocket.

i always make a large pocket on the inside and sew a seam down the middle, it holds paperback books perfectly.  you could even measure for a nook, ipad etc.  (shucks, why didn't i think of that before blogging!)  the linen for the lining is simple but goes with almost every fabric.  It also saves your yardage for other projects.

The handles are corduroy on one side and fabric on the other.  its a simple technique shown HERE in a bag tutorial i did a few years ago.  (forgive me but those tutorial pics are terrible--note to self to redo that tut).

see how cute the black cord is with the canvas.    i.heart.corduroy!

the bag measured 18 x 15 before sewing.  that's a pretty good size even for everyday use.

i have some authentic canvas (another sweetwater line) that screams this bag!!!  i think i have some xmas presents to work on today. 


Impera Magna said...

Gorgeous tote! I didn't know there was canvas "Hometown" available... that's what I get for living in the sticks! *lol*

Anonymous said...

I love this bag! I need to make one like this :-)

~ meagan

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Fabulous bag! I love that fabric too. I found my little city on a swatch of it in an online fabric shop!


Jamie said...

I <3 this bag! It is so fantastic! Nice job!

Becky said...

Way cute and whoever gets one of your bags for Christmas is very lucky indeed :)

Brandie said...

I completely agree about the Hometown line...I get more everytime I go to my lqs. I just can't get enough of it.

Kari @ The Purple Quiltapotamus said...

I must live under a rock because I have never seen that fabric line before but I love it!! What a fantastic bag, it looks like it will be well used.

Karin said...

Great bag!!! I love it and also the combination with cord. A real eye catcher

Anonymous said...

I love hometown..your bag looks fantastic!