I’ve discovered a new addiction

It should have been obvious from seeing all of Julie‘s gorgeous bags. The Fat Bottom Bag is such a great pattern that even as I sit here, I’m thinking of what color yarn I could use for my next one. I know that the girls’ teachers will get one and probably a few family members. Particular family members could even request a color. You know, those family members who read my blog regularly and never leave a comment.

For my next one, I’m going to use a bolder color for the outside. I’m thinking of either ordering fabric online or visiting a quilt store. While I like this particular fabric that I grabbed in a rush at Wal-mart, I’m much more attracted to the vintage-look fabrics that I’ve seen around the web.

Details:

3/4 of a ball of TLC Essentials in Linen

“I”, 5.5 mm hook

1/2 yd. fabric

bamboo purse handles

It took me a few rows to feel comfortable with the herringbone half double stitch. It definitely effected my ability to return to doing the double crochet stitch in my afghan. I almost had a row of hhdc on my tassled afghan last night before I realized that something was not right. The stitch creates a beautiful texture and the entire purse works up so quickly that it’s not easy working on other projects without starting another one.

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6 thoughts on “I’ve discovered a new addiction

  1. Deneen September 7, 2007 at 7:40 pm Reply

    Gorgeous-which lining method? Yes, the lining has me a mess about making myself one.

  2. Melissa September 8, 2007 at 5:45 pm Reply

    I’m starting my second Fat Bottom bag while I ponder lining for the first one. The first bag was just for practice, the rest will be for gifts. They are so addictive. I know I’ll be making at least four more, maybe more than that! I can only hope that sewing in the lining goes smoothly.

    Have you tried http://www.fatquartershop.com for lining fabric? They stock some really neat prints. I’ve had great service from them, not affliated just a happy customer.

  3. Sam September 8, 2007 at 6:51 pm Reply

    Gorgeous bag!

    ARGH! Now I have to make one!πŸ˜‰

  4. Julie September 8, 2007 at 7:15 pm Reply

    Squeee!! Loving the fabric you chose for your lining, that is just perfect!!

  5. Sam September 17, 2007 at 6:54 pm Reply

    Okay – I finally started mine. Just wondering where you got the instructions to make the lining or if you did it on your own. Thanks!πŸ™‚

  6. gerly December 26, 2008 at 7:20 am Reply

    i really love the fbb. but i cant find a pattern. can you please send me one. thanks

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