Friday, March 8, 2019

Duffle Bags in Process / Beauties Pageant 23

A fun part of of sew-alongs—whether I’m actually sewing the project or not—is how participants approach the fabric pulls so differently. I get a kick out of seeing the same pattern realized in a variety of palettes and prints. We’re just a few days into the Cargo Duffle Sew-Along, and I’ve already spotted these beauties ...

Amy (@amynicholefraser) and I share a love of Rifle Paper Co’s floral prints. Look at this one she paired with gray Essex linen. So. Very. Pretty. (Note to self: You need to start sewing with more stripes.)

Photo courtesy of @amynicholefraser

@sewcially.awkward assembled the next fabric pull. It’s pretty hard to go wrong with Basic Grey as your focal fabric, and this floral from the design house’s Mon Ami collection does not disappoint. Then there’s that red fabric ... I think that’s the accent fabric for the straps. Sassy!

Photo courtesy of @sewcially.awkward

Justine (@sewjustinesew) has had the Cargo Duffle Bag on her to-do list for ages, and here she is, keeping up with the sew-along and kicking some WIP in the process. Those feathers have me dreaming about spring ...

Photo courtesy of @sewjustinesew

If you’re intrigued by the Cargo Duffle Bag pattern, it’s not too late to join the sew-along. A smaller finish like this makes a nice in-between-quilts palate cleanser. For the full sew-along schedule, click the link in the navigation bar or here. Participants who finish their projects by the end of the month can enter to win one of these prizes.


For those of you with a finish to share, it’s time for this week’s Beauties Pageant!

The pageant rules are simple:
  • Post your finish in the linky tool. (No links to your own giveaway or linky, please!)
  • Point your readers back here with a text link or use the button above.
  • Visit and comment on other participants’ finishes.

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  1. Good Morning Michelle! Oooh, such pretty and different cargo bags these will be. I just LOVE that pop of red to pull out that small flower in sewically awkward's piece. Happy Friday to you! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. Loving seeing all of these bags coming together! :D

  3. I agree! Looking at versions of the same pattern, whether dress, cargo bag or quilt, in different fabrics is so fun - The fabric choice is usually what makes the finish unique and it tells the reader a lot about the maker. Bold and sassy, quiet and soothing, so many choices. These are going to be beautiful!!


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