Friday FOllies

Fun fact: I was looking at my blog stats yesterday and noticed that my 2018 and 2019 posts were the same number, 303. Now how weird is that! LOL

It only took 2.5 years!! A record for a UFO? Wait, it wasn’t a UFO, it was a planned project, that took 2.5 years to put rotary cutter to fabric. What is it? My Miranda Day Bag!!!

I told Connie at Quilts Plus I wanted a class on the Miranda Bag. So she put it on the schedule. I found out right before the class!, so I had to hop to get my homework done. But done I did ,and Tuesday night we learned the tricks Connie used for constructing this bag.

I quilted a diagonal crosshatch on the upper portion and vertical lines on the bottom. The perfect button decorates the flap! The closure is the magnetic disc in the 1st photo above.

I checked out other bags on the web after buying the pattern. That’s where I learned 2 hacks, ready made handles and swivel clasps. You can see my version of the handles above, but swivel hooks? Inside the bag, see the tabs? They hold the clasps, so I can do this!

The only thing I am not pleased with is the handles and tabs. The handles are stiff and their clasps are very loose on the rectangular D-rings. They slide and twist, don’t seem too stable. I might look for smaller, regular, D-rings to use instead. But I really do not want to rip those tabs again!!! I had so much trouble getting the distance right on all 4. I guess I will just live with it for now. But I must say, I LOVE IT!!! Now to decide: knitting bag or every-Day Bag? It for sure is going to Bloomington with me for the quilt show next Friday!! I am sure it will hold lots of fabric!

Bonus sewing!!

One All to keep, three none to gift?!

Linking with:
Whoop Whoop
From Bolt to Beauty
Finished or Not
Peacock Party
TGIFF

22 thoughts on “Friday FOllies

    • chrisknits February 28, 2020 / 7:57 am

      Thanks! It has its first tryout today!! >

  1. Maggie February 28, 2020 / 6:38 am

    That’s such a beautiful bag! I love the bonus bags too. Makes it even more functional.
    You could use it as an everyday bag until you find an even better bag (it happens) and then start using it as a knitting bag 😉

    • chrisknits February 28, 2020 / 7:57 am

      Great idea! I have some feet for the bottom, but need to get the insert to keep it all stable, off to Home Depot to find some hard plastic! Thanks > >

  2. Lisa in Port Hope February 28, 2020 / 7:07 am

    The proportions of the bag are really nice. I use s zipper foot to get close when sewing in hardware.

    • chrisknits February 28, 2020 / 7:56 am

      Sometimes the layers are too thick for my zipper foot to work, so I just struggle through! > >

  3. rl2b2017 February 28, 2020 / 8:11 am

    Hi Chris! Your bag looks just fabulous. It look professional to me – and much better than what you can buy in a store. Thanks for linking up for TGIFF today. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits February 28, 2020 / 6:56 pm

      Aw, you are so sweet! I think I have the pouch making out of my system, but I should swear to it! LOL > >

  4. DelightedHands February 28, 2020 / 11:03 am

    Great job on the bag–no wonder you want to keep them all! Nothing like a fresh array of bags to organize a girl!

    • chrisknits February 28, 2020 / 6:55 pm

      Thanks. I know I don’t need to keep them all, but I can’t decide which to gift!! I put beaded zipper pulls on them today, I should have made more stitch markers while I had my beads out!! > >

  5. Diann Bottrell February 28, 2020 / 1:49 pm

    What a great bag, Chris! I haven’t tried handles like you’ve got there on any bags I’ve made, but I would like to. Looks like you’re the bag and pouch queen this week!

    • chrisknits February 28, 2020 / 6:54 pm

      Yup, but I need to be the quilting queen and get these tops done! LOL Thanks > >

    • chrisknits February 28, 2020 / 6:53 pm

      Thank you, I was trying to be very careful in the construction to make it look nice. > >

  6. quiteayarnblog February 29, 2020 / 8:23 pm

    Your bag got beautiful! What a neat design, and you did beautiful work on it!

  7. Going Batty in Wales March 1, 2020 / 6:49 am

    That looks so smart! The trouble with making things for yourself is you know all the little imperfections, the ‘I’d do tht differently next time’ things which someone else would never fret about.

    • chrisknits March 1, 2020 / 7:56 am

      Absolutely! We’re our own worst critics! Thanks

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    • chrisknits March 1, 2020 / 2:14 pm

      So far it has been my purse, shopping bag, and knitting bag all rolled into one! LOL > >

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