I took some photos of a few pairings of prints included in today's bag. These pairing pictures are ones I frequently post on IG, and today I'll share them here too.
The bird print is from Cosmo Textiles and is from at least 6 or 7 years ago. I bought it at Reprodepot.com, and they've been out of business for many years now. I'm not sure what the blue fabric is, but think it's probably Riley Blake circa 2010ish.
The black floral is called Sweet Garden and the crosshatch/polka dot is from Timeless Treasures.
This chicken print is very special. It's from Daisy Kingdom circa 2002, or so. The Daisy Kingdom store here in Portland closed in 2004, but I tucked away some of this print, which I call "the best chicken print ever".
The floral here is called Brady Bunch from Michael Miller and the stripe is from Fancy Free by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake.
The black floral here is called Ava from Michael Miller and the polka dots are from Moda's Dottie collection.
This one is another medium size made using the Grocery Bag pattern.
So far, I've only made these patchwork ones in the medium size. Maybe I'll make some in the small sometime, but I'm not sure I'll ever make the large one in patchwork. I can't really say why particularly, other than I'm just not interested.
If you want to make one of these yourself, go to this blog post to read about how I make these in patchwork.
This finished bag is available in my etsy shop here.
Here is what I remember about the print fabrics:
Black dot and crosshatch: something from Timeless Treasures
Pink polka dots: Robert Kaufman Pimatex Basics & Dottie from Moda
Black and white stripe: something from Quilting Treasures
Black and grey polka dot: something from Lakehouse Dry Goods
Green polka dots: Amy Butler Full Moon Dots in Lime
The reverse side is black ticking from James Thompson. I purchased mine at Fabric Depot in the store and I bought the rest of the bolt, but you could always contact them to see if they have more.
The black stripes in this fabric are more of a charcoal than a saturated black, and while I kind of wish they were more black I do like this fabric because it is a nice utility weight and it washes well.
This pouch is made from a vintage fabric I bought on etsy a few years back.
It's basically the same idea as these pouches, but it isn't one of the specific sizes in the pattern, and it also has an extra piece along the bottom. This something I'd never tried before, and it turns out great. This bag sits up perfectly flat and is very steady.
When I had my hair cut recently, the stylist had a small zippered bag with a contrast bottom. Of course, I asked if I could take a closer look at how it was made, and could see it was an additional piece that spanned the bottom seam.
So I decided to give it a try and it went ok. I didn't measure it accurately, so at the end I had to make the box corners larger. They need to just a tiny bit beyond the edges of this fabric piece and I didn't get it right the first time. But I got it worked out.
Here's the basic idea for how I made this:
Cut a piece of fabric that will fit between the box bottom corners + some for allowance.
Press the allowance to the WS.
Cut a piece of fleece to fit inside and fuse it to the fabric.
Sew the bottom exterior seam and then stitch the extra piece of fabric over the center seam.
Then you have to attach the pieces to the zipper in a different order. If you are proficient with sewing these, you'll be able to figure this out. This part felt very foreign to me and I did have to think about how it was going to work. I also had a moment where I wondered: "Is this going to work?".