I just love Downton Abbey and can't wait for the start of the next season. Last December, I bought a yard of Downton Abbey fabric and it has been sitting on my shelf awaiting a project.
I have been reluctant to cut into the fabric - silly, I know - but I finally did cut off a LOF strip wide enough to get several complete fussy cuts of the house. I used that to make a small zip bag - 7 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches. First picture is of the back of the bag - the house in all its glory.
The front of the bag is actually a sheet of plastic so you can actually see what is in the bag. There is essentially half of a lining so you can see the house through the 'window'.
Perfect size for sewing supplies!
I designed this pattern as I went. Framing the plastic on the front with strips worked really well.
As much as I wanted to keep this on for myself, I sent this fun bag off to my mom as a belated Happy Mother's Day!
Have you been following along with the American Made Brand blog tour to celebrate the launch of a new line of solids - farm to fabric all grown and made in the USA. I was selected as the blogger to represent North Carolina can't wait to share my interpretation of a state license plate on Monday, May 26. The full tour list can be found here. There are 2 states per day and there are fat quarter bundle giveaways at each stop.