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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Ballerina Bag

Hello! Just a quick pop in to update my projects for the third quarter of the Finish Along hosted by On the Windy Side. . 

I am proud to have completed this bag for my daughter. She was super excited to show it to her ballet teacher last week. This bag was a mix of paper piecing, improv and a little hint of a bag pattern. I cam across a really cool ballerina shoe pattern from Tartan Kiwi a few months ago, and knew right away that I wanted to make a "Brown ballerina" for my little brown ballerina.

 I made the shoes and then stalled out for a few weeks trying to decide how to execute the bag. I wanted a drawstring backpack with a zipper pocket, but really regretted using Kona white for the background instead of something much sturdier. I finally got back to it and after sashing with a cool grey and quilting, I added a zipper pocket just under the shoes and lined with a black and white print from my stash.

I remembered seeing a tote bag I liked from the S.O.T.A.K. handmade blog, and I bought her pattern. I just used it for the handles and drawstring of the tote and finished the rest as usual. I made the back initials using an alphabet PP pattern 

I'd say she's a happy gal and ready to retire her plastic ballet bag now ;)


  1. What a beautiful bag, and it looks just perfect being carried by your daughter.

  2. That is so lovely! I bet she's thrilled, I would have loved a dance bag like that!

  3. I just love that bag, your little girl is so very lucky!

  4. This is beautiful! My little cousin would LOVE this. Your daughter will be the envy of all her dancing buddies :)

  5. This looks perfect for your daughter - so cute!


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