Saturday, March 16, 2013

Let's talk about bags.

Today I want to show you a bag that I finished a few days ago, I  don't  know if you recognize the pattern, is the Blossom Handbag from Amy Butler
I've done this pattern before,  I love the shape of this bag, the spacious
 interior  and especially the pockets, that's why whenever I have a chance,
I go back to make a bag with this pattern.


This time , I was looking for a special touch so I added a metal closure.
and rivets.



I did the bag using the book  "Amy Butler's Style Stitches". In this book,
Amy shows us 26 wonderful bags that we can create. If you want to do this
bag , without buying the book, you will find a free pdf tutorial here.
The  tutorial is on the Sew Mama Sew's blog is a free pdf that can be

I bought my book from Amazon, the link is here and once there, you can
look at some of her projects  inside the book. I just want to clarify that I
have no affiliation with Amazon. 

 Satchel Bag Pattern Giveaway


As we are talking about handbags, I have more news to share with you, I 
want to let you know  about a Satchel Bag Pattern Giveaway that is hosting
ASG in the SLC. The pattern was created by Samantha from At home with
 This is the Satchel Bag Pattern:
 Maria was a tester for this pattern and she  has done a nice job with this
bag, while visiting Maria's blog you will find also the links to the other blogs
that are also hosting this giveaway, which means more chances to win this
Bag Loving Blogs Blog Hop!
I have more greats news to share with you, this information will bring
happiness to those of you who like to sew bags, this time was while
visiting  Nissa's blog, that I learned that Chris from ChrisW Designs
has started   a blog hop link party of Bag Loving Blogs.
I added my blog to the blog hop, I think it will be a great way to keep in
touch with those blogs that have the same passion that we have ....
 sewing bags!!
Here's the instuctions from ChrisW to ​​participate in this blog hop:
Step 1) Just add your blog link below by clicking on the "Click here To Enter" link and follow the easy steps to add your blog!
*Step 2) IMPORTANT! Click on the "Get the code here" link shown to grab your copy of the code and add it to your blog! Please include these instructions so that new members will know what to do! :)

*Step 3) Grab this button: (Right Click and Save)

and pop it in your sidebar linking to your Bag Lovin Blog Hop post so that we can leave this blog hop open and people can keep finding it and hopping on! :)
After all 3 steps have been completed, your link will be approved and added to the blog hop! :)
That's it! :)
  (Please note links now require approval due to spamming :( so will be approved after all 3 steps have been carried out! Please make sure your blog has posts about BAGS!)


Hope you enjoyed this post and you have found it informative.
I always look forward to your comments and always gives me joy when I come to see my blog and find a new follower here!
Have a nice day!


patchouli moon studio said...

Marisa your bag is beautiful! I love the fabric you chose. Your bag is much prettier than the photos on the instructions. Thanks for the link to the pdf instructions too. I really like your metal closure too.

Sara Blevins said...

I love your bag, beautiful pattern! What a gift! Does my lunch bag matter? If not, feel free to remove it. Thanks

Maria said...

Absolutely beautiful Marisa. It looks so professional. The fabric is perfect and love the metal clasp. Also thanks for the link back to my blog on the giveaway.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Hi Marisa! Thank you for visiting my blog....I came straight to yours and am now following you! I was just saying to myself how I want to get a crossbody messenger bag for spring and here you are with fabulous bags to look at! Also the bag blog hop is great....can't wait to check them all out!

Little Blue Mouse said...

What a lovely bag, I especially like the fabric and closure (not seen one like that before).

Pam @Threading My Way said...

I've had that Amy Butler bag for ages now and still haven't made it up. Your version looks fabulous, Marisa. I LOVE the fabric and the metal closure looks great!!! One day I will get around to it.

Anonymous said...

I admire your work! Your bag is beautiful and looks well made. Thank you for visiting my blog!

Handmade Cuties

nissaMade said...

Marisa that bag is amazing! So well made and I love the clasp.. beautiful!

thank you too for linking to me!

Christine Welsh said...

The little metal closure is such a cute addition that gives your bag that professional touch! Well done!

- ChrisW Designs

Lorna McMahon said...

Love your new bag, Marisa. It's perfect! I have never tried sewing one before. Love the clasp and the NEAT stitches!

Lynn F said...

Your finishing of this bag is exceptional. It looks amazing. I can see why you like this pattern but would be intimidated to try it myself!

Diya said...

Your blossoms bag is lovely :)The pattern instructions are not very pictoral are they ? You have made it twice.DO you have any pics of the steps in making? Well I invite you to add this project to my latest link party on projects from sewing books here -
Have a great day. And thanks for sharing this blog hop

Nancy Moore said...

Marissa, your bag is just beautiful! I just finished one with the same pattern. Here are my changes: I shrunk the pattern by 20% and made it with an old pair of blue jeans on which I machine embroidered some of the Mendhika designs from Urban Threads using variegated cotton threads to go with the faded denim. I have had several compliments on my bag too.

Frugal in WV said...

What a beautiful bag, you are so talented! Thanks for stopping by my blog, following you now :) Have a great week, I look forward to your future posts!

Joanne Anastasiadis said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award!

For more details please follow this link

Thank you,
Joanne @ Creative Mess

Self Sagacity said...

I am not a good bag shopper. I think the males in my life do a better job at picking. I love these.

Kate said...

Over from Sew many ways linking party. So glad I did your blog looks great and this bag is sooooooooo gorgeous. I love all the pockets and the metal clasp! I will definitely be popping by again. I am new to sewing but I will definitely be aiming to make a similar bag :)


Rea T said...

wow that bag is really pretty :)


Debbie said...

oh my gosh your bag is beautiful! I never would have guessed it was handmade! Lovely fabric choice!

WhatJeanLikes said...

Beautiful bags! Thank you so much for linking up with past Aloha Friday Blog Hops!! I'm just now getting around to following everyone back. I've followed you via GFC & G+. If you have time, I hope you follow me back if you haven't already!!

The new Aloha Friday Blog Hop launches Thursday evening and we are hosting a GREAT giveaway!!! Come and check it out tomorrow! Aloha Friday Blog Hop HERE!


Jean {What Jean Likes}

Anonymous said...

This is a nice bag. It looks like something my wife would wear.

KC @ genxfinance said...

This is a nice bag. It looks like something my wife would wear every day..

Lynn Huntley said...

Oh my! I am so glad you stopped by Turnips 2 Tangerines and led me to your wonderful blog! I absolutely love all of the messenger bags. I have several bags similar to yours that I buy from a local shop here in Northern WI. I definitely need to spend some serious time here looking around:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

tara bubb said...

lovely bag and thank you for visiting my blog xx

following back in bloggy love xx

Tara treats x

Angel Allen said...

Thanks for adding your link to my hop. Wow, this purse is awesome. I sew but mine never look this good. I love it. I'm your new follower and added my link to your hop also. Come hop with me next week to and I'll do the same. I really love this bag, you are very talented. I see all sorts of beautiful bags in your hop. I've enjoyed visiting your blog and will visit regularly.


Margaret Reed said...

Visiting from blog hop, your bag are just gorgeous! Hard to believe that they are hand made...great work!!!

Judy diyAddict said...

Hi Marissa,

Thank you so much for your lovely lovely comment in How to back up blogger blog. Thank you for the follow and pinning my tutorial.
I was already your follower in all your social media options.
Your bag is beautiful and it is amazing to look at these handmade bags. All of them are beautiful. I never thought of making my own bag maybe I'll explore this in the future. Again, you've done it so neat and clean just like your table topper. Have a nice day Marisa.

Evelyn said...

What a gorgeous bag, you talented lady you!!! I am dropping in to meet you and am impressed with your bags:)) I am now following via Linky, Google+, GFC and bloglov'.

Have a totally wonderful day!!

PS If you get a chance would love for you to hop over and join Lets Get Social Sunday to meet new friends and gain more followers (goes live at 6am every Sunday). We would love to have you:))

Paula Miller said...

Hi Marissa! Thanks so much for stopping by and linking up with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party and for the follows!! I'm following back everywhere :)

I have to say you bag above turned out fabulous!! Love it :)


Theresa said...

Wow, you are so crafty! The bag is gorgeous! Count me in as a fan of your fabric choice!

Theresa said...

Oops, forgot to tell you thanks for stopping by Theresa's Mixed Nuts. I am returning the follow on bloglovin, gfc, and g+ :)

Amy @ The Stitchin Mommy said...

Thank you for linking up to Get Crafty Friday and thanks for the follow! I am following you back on GFC and Bloglovin. I hope you stop by and link up again next week!


Julia Terpstra said...

Marisa, I am so inspired by people with your kind of talent! You are AMAZING. I can sew exactly one thing: curtains. So you can see why I'm sitting here amazed... smocking pillows? Clothespin bags? Is there anything you can't do? Awesome job, friend! Following you back ... jules from bles-id.blogspot

Bohemian Babushka said...

One day I'll dust off my sewing machine, but for now I'll just enjoy your wonderful creations. Here from Sincerely Paula's Weekend blog Party and new follower. BB2U

Katherines Corner said...

wow what a great bag! Thank you for sharing your lovely blog at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

April Me said...

Super cute bag! Thanks for the follow!! I'm following you back.

A Mommy's Blog Design

Connie said...

Wow Marisa!! This bag is so beautiful and all the details!! Thanks for sharing.
Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

Theresa said...

Your bag is amazing. There are details I haven't tried in making a bag on it. Your comment went to spam & I just found it. Happy to drop in to tell you thanks for your visit & am your newest follower. Drop by again soon. Hope you have a happy Easter! Visiting from

Rhonda Cothrun said...

Wow, that is a beautiful bag. I've been creeping around and your blog is lovely. Following you back. Rhonda

angel4ever said...

Your work is absolutely amazing! I sure wish that I could sew! I'm a new follower!

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving some blog love!


Judy Haughton-James said...

Your bag looks great! It is wonderful seeing all the beautiful bags on display here. Congratulations on being the certified blog hopper at the Fun Friday Blog Hop. I am a new Follower of your Blog. Have a good weekend.

Deezy said...

Thanks for stopping by Deezy Does It! I am your newest follower :-)
xx xo,

elena said...

thank you very much, it's just what I wanted


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