Have you seen the Mondo bag? It's a pattern by M.P "Mattie" Rhoades for Quiltsmart. I have seen the Mondo bag and it's big! It was appealing to me because it uses scraps. When I first saw it I thought it was too big for my needs. Then I found the Midi Bag!!!
This is just the right size! My sister wanted a bag to put her knitting in so I made this for her. I used all scraps! The pattern comes with enough interfacing for two bags. The interfacing is marked with a grid. All you do is line up your 2 1/2 inch squares and press. Then you sew them together. I was a little confused when sewing the L shapes but if you take your time and really read the directions (I guess I should have done that first) it is easy. The handles are supposed to be yardage but I thought the scrappy looked better. It uses 108 squares. Luckily no cutting for me. I just grabbed my 2 1/2 in box and picked out 108 of them. There are only a few of the same squares.
I like to take my finished projects in to work. Well, today everyone wanted one of these bags. I am going to make another one for a friend and then make some to sell. I had to run to the local quilt store today and they had never heard of the Mondo bag. I bet the next time I am in there they will have the pattern and the interfacing.
Hope you are having a blessed week. It's amazing how I can write a blog about my failures in sewing and then find the urge and time to actually accomplish something.
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