January 19, 2010

To Market To Market

Remember the sneak peak on Saturday? I was working on the Jane Market Bag designed by Alicia Paulson of Posie Gets Cozy. It's finished now and it's exactly what I hoped it would be :: nice and roomy with structure and detail.
This bag has style. It's lined, has an outside pocket on the front and back, and is loaded with top stitching which makes for a nice finished product.
I filled it up with some odds and end so you could get an idea of the shape and size. It's very similar to the brown paper bags you get from the grocery store and I like that about it. Below you can see how it looks when empty. I put a piece of cardboard in the bottom to give it shape (a suggestion on the pattern) but you don't have to if you like a floppier bag.
This great little bag wasn't hard to make at all and the directions were very clear (hats off to Alicia).
My fabric choices were Seafoam Warsa linen from Gray Line Linen, Toria from the Liberty of London floral line, and Michael Miller's Dumb Dot (mint green dots on chocolate brown). I'm so excited about my new bag that I think I'll make some more. Right now though, I'm off to the market.


  1. Very pretty! I really like the use of linen on this bag. It probably helped to give it more structure. I used interfacing with the last one I made and was pleased with how it turned out, but found it a bit tedious applying it all. I love looking through the Flickr group for these bags and seeing what everyone has made--but I keep forgetting to take any pictures of mine!

  2. Jenny - Yes, the medium weight linen did make this bag pretty substantial. Can't wait to see your finished bags on Flickr..... :)

  3. Where did you find the pattern for this bag? It looks so perfect...

  4. This bag was designed by Alicia Paulson of Posie Gets Cozy. It's called the Jane Market Bag and you can purchase the pattern from her shop. Just click on the link (where it says Jane Market Bag) in this post and it will take you there. Have fun!


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