Swap Mob Gift Bag!

Sometime ago Kim ( Go Go Kim) and Natalie (Sew Hungry Hippie) put out a call for quilters and crafters to join a #swapmob to cure the #holidayhangover swap. I couldn’t resist….I love making bags and thought it would be the perfect project after the holidays.

Photo Credit: Noodlehead
Canvas Pencil Pouch by Noodlehead

A few days later this lovely was in my feed. There are so many bag patterns, but this one came across my desk at just the right time – the Canvas Pencil Pouch by Noodlehead. I looked at a lot of other bags and even started a Pinterest board here but I couldn’t get it out of my mind.

These are the 3 that I made! The last is the first (ha ha) and what you don’t see is that the back panel is wrong; the fabrics are reversed. Don’t you love the leather pulls? I ordered a few online from Neathercraft on Etsy and was thrilled. They came promptly and although a little big for this bag, I really like them.

I added my tags to them.

The linings are as luscious as the outsides.

This went to my first partner in Michigan. Orange was a favorite color and she seemed to have a sunshiny personality, so I wanted to reflect that in the bag.

Someone needed an angel (her original partner dropped out). She likes brights and purples were one of her favorite colors. I sent this to Wisconsin, but never heard from her. How strange.

For both partners, I added in a fat quarter from my time as an Island Batik Ambassador.

This is the wonderful stuff I received. Isn’t that bag gorgeous! The little lamb pincushion is loving Maine and I love using it. I shared the chocolates at a meeting and am wondering what to do with that duck tape??? Time to search the internet – it is a tie die color – so fun.

Hope you enjoyed the bags, I sure did. I have a few more cut out and another pattern to try! I really want to get some of the wider teeth zippers, but maybe that can be a QuiltCon item!

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