Another mail sack!

I was in a bit of a funk the other day and wanted to make something that would cheer me up.  What to do?  How about cut into some of your favorite fabric and make yourself a bag you know you love??  Done.

Echino Mail Sack

Those of you who have been reading my blog for awhile know that I love love love the Mail Sack pattern from Pink Chalk Studios (not to mention how inspirational Kathy’s blog is!) so I figured I’d make yet another. I make the mini version so it’s more handbag-y than tote-y.

Echino Mail Sack close up

Can’t go wrong with this amazing Migratory Birds Echino fabric! I’d been holding off cutting into my little half yard of it, but making myself something with it sure did brighten my day. Sometimes you just need to take the dive and cut into the precious fabric!

Hope that you all have wonderful weekends!

10 Responses to “Another mail sack!”

  1. Regina February 20, 2009 at 9:12 am #

    Cute bag! Don’t you just love finding the time to make something just for yourself?! (smile!~!)

  2. Carrie February 20, 2009 at 9:36 am #

    Now that’s a way to cheer yourself up! I really like the birds against the linen background.

  3. Cami February 20, 2009 at 10:29 am #

    Super cute! Love that fabric!

  4. Maranda February 20, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    I love that fabric. I know what your saying. I was up til 3am sewing a bag for myself just like that, it made my day better:)

  5. amandajean February 20, 2009 at 3:29 pm #

    beautiful! leave it to great fabric to pull you out of a funk! :)

  6. Lee-Anne Gilbert February 21, 2009 at 2:58 am #

    Great bag Alissa… nice to make something just for you sometimes isn’t it? Keep up the good work… Lx

  7. Janis February 21, 2009 at 5:04 am #

    I know how hard it is to cut into something so precious but isn’t it rewarding when your project turns out just like you envisioned? Beautiful bag, I know you’ll enjoy it. :)

  8. katie Pedersen February 23, 2009 at 1:36 pm #

    Kathy gifted me this pattern and I need to get it done! Was hoping I could do it before Sew Expo and run into her!

  9. Sarah February 24, 2009 at 9:13 am #

    I’m loving bird fabric lately. Nice bag!

  10. Lee-Anne Gilbert February 27, 2009 at 2:47 pm #

    Hey Alissa! Your bag inspired me to make my own… and I love it!! Lx

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