Quilt Market - Bags

Monday, June 10, 2013

Nordika Frame Purses by Jeni Baker
Nordika Frame Purses, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Happy Monday!  Let's get through the rest of those 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.

Nordika Drawstring Bags by Jeni Baker
Nordika Drawstring Bags, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Of course I had to make some 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. They're all finished with twill tape for the drawstrings.

Nordika Zipper Bag by Jeni Baker
Nordika Zipper Bag, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
This bag was a fun way to use up some of the scraps that were piling up! I pair them with Licorice 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.

Nordika Whimsicöl Bag by Jeni Baker
Nordika Whimsicöl Bag, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Nordika Whimsicöl Bag by Jeni Baker
Nordika Whimsicöl Bag, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I was so happy with the way this bag turned out! It's another rather tall tote bag, this time featuring the Whimsicöl panel! It's cut out of a half-yard of the panel, with the landscape on one side and the meadow on the other! Again, I used leather strapping for the handles from this shop.

Nordika Tote Bag by Jeni Baker
Nordika Tote Bag, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
I knew the plaid print needed to shine in another bag, so I drew up a simple beach style tote bag! I love the way this one turned out! I used 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!

Nordika Duffle Bag by Jeni Baker
Nordika Duffle Bag, a photo by Jeni Baker on Flickr.
Finally, I whipped up a duffle bag at the last minute, not only for the booth, but to use as my carry on! I used a simplified version of 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!


  1. Nordika was one of my favorite lines I saw at Quilt Market! That plaid and the landscape to meadow prints are so wonderful!! (As are the rest of them).

    That plaid on the bag is so awesome. I can't wait for it to come out so I can get some! :D

  2. Jeni, the more I see of your new Nordika line, the more I love it. I can't wait to sew with some of these great prints!

  3. Oh those purse frames are cute.

    What a great selection of bags.

    Life of an Agnostic Sunday School Teacher

  4. Love the one with leather strapping.

  5. I love fabric and your bags are really lovely. I was asked to do a survey by a fabric shop in UK and I said they had to stock Nordika cos I love your blog so much!

  6. All so different but yet so sweet!!

  7. Such a lot of fantastic projects! Now, I'm not normally a big fan of border prints/panels, but yours just makes me smile every time I see it :)

  8. I love your new line, Jeni! I can't wait for it to be available. The print you used for your duffel bag is calling my name!

  9. a lovely variety of bags here, impossible to chose a favourite they are all so nice

  10. You are doing a really really great job!! My congratulations accompany you almost every day!! Well done!!

  11. I totally agree with Suzie. World needs more degradable carrier bags blogs like this one. I just discovered this blog and you are going to see me every now and then. Thanks. I love those bags by the way.

  12. Love all of the bags!! How did you attache the leather handles?


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