Thursday, August 4, 2016

Firenze Bag

I bought a Grab 'n Sew Kit a few years ago. This kit included just about everything needed to make this Firenze bag designed by Pat Bravo. I had to supply my own interfacing. I have a few kits just sitting around and thought it would be nice to work on a small project for a change. 

Here's a peek into the interior of the bag. I would have liked to orient the pockets differently but I didn't have enough fabric. 

The kit also includes this heavy cording for the handles. It took a little while to work them inside the fabric!

But I did it!

Here's one side of the bag after the 2 halves were sewn together. I managed to work in a zipper also. That was the hardest part. I'm more comfortable with zippers than I used to be but they can still be challenging. The zipper was also included in the kit.

I sewed around the edges and turned it inside out. I also added a few rosettes to each side of the bag. The instructions were to sew 5 rosettes to one side of the bag. I had enough fabric for 6 rosettes so I added 3 to each side!

I'm trying to hold off starting another quilt until I finish quilting Farmgirl Vintage. I just don't have the time. I'm trying not to get overwhelmed with too many projects. These little projects are perfect!


  1. Super cute! How handy to have a kit at the ready.

    1. Thanks, Em. I have quite a few kits. I should use them up!!

  2. This is so sweet--love it--very girly..nice work Hugs, Julierose

    1. Thank you, Julierose! Sometimes, a quick project is just what you need!


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