Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Beatle Bag That Bugged Me

I signed up for a class a few months ago to make a bag, but after gathering all the necessary items needed and dragging my sewing machine to the class, I wasn't even able to start sewing due to reasons beyond an explanation. So there that little bundle of a project sat staring at me. It begged to be sewn...yeah, whatever! I had other things to do.

And then...
I woke up at 4 a.m. yesterday and couldn't go back to sleep.
Maybe it was that darn bag calling to me or the repeated music in my head...

"We all live in a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine, a yellow submarine.."

Whatever it was, I did what any self-respecting sewer/quilter would do. 
I got out of bed and started sewing the The Beatle Bag by Abbey Lane Quilts,

"Yellow Submarine Bag" 

This bag has inserts that can hold lots of things.

-On-the-go sewing needs
-Emergency prep items for the car or home
-Beads and tools for making scissor fobs or something else crafty
-Embroidery threads and all the tools needed to create a work of art 

I do have some problems following patterns and I just might have made a few boo-boos
along the way, but overall I managed to make a usable bag that didn't look too bad.

The pattern recommends using Soft & Stable foam by Annie ...have you ever used it?
It's pretty amazing stuff! I've met Annie and taken a class from her...she's so nice!


  1. It is so cute. Love how it turned out. Great that you listened to those little voices singing to you in the night.

  2. We all seem to have those little voice in our heads to finish something. I am glad your had you finish the bag, it looks great.

  3. I like it...and I even like the stone clip..doesn't it weigh it down a bit lol

  4. Carol your bag turned out great! I use headliner foam for my bags which is essentially the same thing as By Annie's Soft and Stable. They don't sell the S&S here, but I found headliner foam in black, gray, or tan and it sews really nice and gives great structure to bags. Although it certainly adds to the cost of making bags, because it's not cheap it does make them look better.

  5. What a cute bag! And such an appropriate name. You couldn't loose it or not see it easily. Too many times I've made unintentional adjustments to patterns. lol

  6. What a beautiful bag Carol!! I have used Soft & Stable and love it!

  7. Adorable is right - it is as cute as a bug. :) blessings, marlene

  8. Looks to me like you mastered that bag! Very cute!

  9. Cute bag you did fabulous. Love the fabric too.

  10. I think I saw that pattern at the quilt show in April, I started to buy it or something like it...but used self control. After seeing yours, using self control on some things is for the birds ! Too cute !

  11. Oh, yes, the dreaded 4 am wake up call to get it done. lol
    Can you ever have enough bags to travel with you sewing stuff? I can't. I've used soft and stable and love it!

  12. I buy a pattern and then it sits as I do not follow them well. A class is always best for me. I am sorry your day was spoiled. However your Beatle Bag turned out lovely. Looks like a great way to travel with lots of goodies all organized. Creative Sewing Bliss...

  13. Crazy! I just saw this pattern at my LQS on Saturday. They had one sewn but your fabric choices are exceptional (better). I loved that the heavy-duty vinyl inserts are included in the pattern. I resisted the urge to buy the pattern because I have just too much going on right now. I love Soft n Stable! I used it in my Weekender bag and it was outstanding. Have also used it in other bags and do love it in the straps of bags as it adds a bit of padding.

  14. Yeah for you! I knew that you could do it.


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