Nordika Quilt Market projects, shall we? It's almost been a month ago now, time to move on to other things! Today I'm sharing the bags and tomorrow I'll come back and share the garments! So, let's go!
I do love bags, so I made quite a few for the booth. I found these beyond adorable purse frames on Etsy (from this shop), and had to have them for Nordika. They're sew-in frames but I still used a little glue before stitching for extra strength. I have two more left in white and black, can't wait to stitch those up, perhaps in another shape! I drafted by own pattern with the help of this tutorial.
drawstring bags! I made the Everything size (same size as the tutorial), as well as the Artist and Project sizes, both of which are in the pattern. I love stitching up these bags, they are such a fun way to show off prints. They're each topped with Oval Elements and lined with Pure Elements. I buy my twill ribbon from this shop. They're the best!
Oval Elements. It's closed at the top with a zipper. So it's basically a giant zipper pouch with handles! I found the leather strapping for the handles from this shop.
Holly's Market Tote Tutorial as a starting point for the proportions, but ended up altering the measurements and construction because of the limited amount of fabric I had! The accents are all Pure Elements!
this pattern by Studio Cherie. I've made it before (see here), so it was easy enough to make at the last minute. I just left off the side pocket to make it go a little faster!
Phew! There we have it for the bags! For more photos of all the bags, and other Nordika projects see here. I'll be back with the garments tomorrow!