Sunday, May 23, 2010

Madison Bag!

I showed you the cute Patsy Ann Apron Top by Two Peas in a Pod Designs not long ago, but also I had the wonderful pleasure of testing her Madison Bag pattern! The Madison Bag pattern will be up for sale in her etsy shop at in a few weeks!

I knew I wanted to make a bag with the big Splashy Rose fabric from Sandi Henderson's Meadowsweet (this is the Persimmon) and when I saw the Madison Bag pattern, I thought the curved shape would highlight the roses perfectly! I also chose two other Meadowsweet fabrics, the Melon Henna Garden and the Blush Poppy Parade. I used the Poppy Parade for the inset strip (look how perfectly it fit!) and for the inside pocket. I used the Henna Garden for the lining and the strap. 

Here's the back view of my Madison Bag. I made it just like the front because the Splashy Rose print is so bold, but the pattern suggests using four different fat quarters for a patchwork look.

The flap has a magnetic snap closure. I'd never installed one before so I was a bit nervous, but it really was easy and I think gives such a professional finish!

Here's a picture of the inside of the bag. It's proved to be just the right size for me! I can carry all my everyday items plus I've taken to carrying the diaper bag essentials as well, which really isn't usually a diaper, but my son's Epi-Pens, a little bottle of antihistamine, and some of his special cookies.

I'd intended just to use this bag for special occasions, but since I finished it a few weeks ago, I haven't had the heart to stop carrying it! I'm sure you'll love making your own, so be sure to keep an eye on Two Peas in a Pod Designs to find out when it's released!


  1. Ohmygosh, I love that stripe detail! I love that you used it on the inside of the bag also. Great work!

  2. That is so pretty, love your choice of fabrics.

  3. Perfect Sarah! You did such an awesome job! And ya know...I didn't even notice that you and Lori both choose Meadowsweet. I guess great minds think alike!