Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Gabby Progress

There have been a few breaks from the heat in the last week, so I am finally making some progress on my Gabby Bag. This was the April pattern for the Bag of the Month Club, and I am liking the pattern a lot.

I now have the base of the exterior, and the complete lining finished.

You can get a sense from this what the finished bag will look like.

This is the side view of the base. I am using Lazy Girl Stiff Stuff as the stabilizer and I think it is working very nicely.

I have turned the lining to the pretty side. The top of the exterior will also be black. These little cats were dying to be part of the bag, so they became the slip pocket.

The interior zippered pocket is made from the exterior fabric. I used the tutorial from Patty Cucman on the Emmaline Bags Blog. The pocket turned out nice and tidy with the zipper tape fully enclosed by fabric.  I'm glad I tried it.

I have an exterior zippered pocket and the top to add, plus the handle. With luck, it will be finished tomorrow.

Yesterday, I spent a lovely day sewing with a young friend and her grandmother. We made Sweetpea Pods.

Theirs were in pretty floral prints. I am always the wild one, with my bright yellow and dots. I think this might make a nice accessory for the Gabby Bag.

I am linking to WIP Wednesday at the Needle and Thread Network.


  1. Love the bag, even though purple isn't at all my colour.....and I love how the cats want to get in on the act too! Sweetpea Pods look very useful, just the thing to tuck into a larger bag.

  2. It looks like it'll be cute!! I've got a bag almost finished--not this one, a frame purse. I've gotten out of the habit of bag-making and I forgot how much I enjoy it.

  3. its a good thing you listened to that fabric - it is so cute in the bag. This is looking great!

  4. Glad I'm not the only one who's fabric talks. I've seen the Sweatpea pod pattern in the shop and am wondering if you find it large enough for your needs? They are an interesting bag that look fun and quick to make.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday.

  5. Love the fabric in your bag, so pretty Kate!