Saturday, April 21, 2012

Salute the Upcoming Summer!

Summer will be here before we know it!

What makes you think of Summer?  For me it is cookouts, lightening bugs, longer hours of daylight, eating homemade ice cream on the porch, baseball, and of course July 4th!

In honor of a good ole American Summer I am going to share my American Flag Tie Purse with everyone.

First I started with a pattern from Diana Rupp from the Sew Everything Workshop book and modified it myself to create a larger purse.

I placed my pattern I had made on the fold of my chosen fabric and cut it out. 

For the Interior I chose navy blue and for the exterior I chose a print with the American Flag on it. 

I sewed my lining piece first, then my exterior piece, and then inserted the exterior into the lining piece right sides together and sewed it up. 
Turned it inside out and sewed the bottom.
Here is a  photo of the inside of my purse.
And here is a photo of the outside(exterior) of my purse.
Once my purse was sewn all together I added a metal snap at the center.  I then tie the top handles together and I am done! 

You are now ready to head off to that July 4th Celebration and show off your American Pride! 

To see more specifics about this purse you can visit my shop on Etsy, and find the listing here:

Just think we will all be enjoying all those Summer activities soon! 

Marsha Bourquin/Head Hag- Bags By Hags  


  1. Very nice job Marsha... I love BBQ's too, best part of summer... Great bag.. Love how you put it together... ♥

  2. Love that bag! Still smitten with the pink and floral bag I ordered from you. You do such fabulous work!! So neat to see "behind the curtain" for how you do your magic!

  3. Wonderful job Marsha! You make it look sew easy! Love the patriotic fabric too!


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