Thursday, 31 January 2013

Library Bag with Book Titles...


This is the 5th post in the Library Bag Tutorial series. Today I'm showing you my bag with book titles, made using the Library Bag with contrasting fabrics tutorial.




Just after Christmas, Cindy, from Siestas and Sewing, showed us the Library Bag she made for her Mum, using selvedges as book titles. I loved the idea... very effective, without being too difficult. Inspired by Cindy's bag, I've appliquéd books to my latest Library bag.

If you would like to make the library bag above, follow the tutorial to make a Library bag with contrasting fabrics, appliquéing the book titles to the fabric before the Library bag is sewn. Follow the links in Cindy's post, to see how the book titles are appliquéd.


This Library bag, with a book inside, has already been sent on its way, to be distributed to disadvantaged children in Sydney, along with the rest of the bags:
To finish off the series, I'll do a round up post with lots of links to different styles of library bags.

... Pam

35 comments:

  1. What a great idea to add book titles and authors!! Another gorgeous bag Pam!

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  2. I love this one. It's tempting to make myself a library bag :-)

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    1. We always sew for the kids first, don't we. Maybe it's time to make one for yourself:-)

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  3. I love this one! So cool to use the selvage for titles. Other fabriholics will appreciate this even more years down the road. Lovely little reminder of fabrics of the past.

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  4. It's a creative idea! You have made it very nicely:)

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  5. Oh my STARS using selvages for book titles - that's brilliant! What a great bag!

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  6. I like your bag better than the one I sewed!:)

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  7. This is just the cutest! LOVE those selvage titles - OK I'm going to start keeping mine now...

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  8. love, love, love! I can't think of a better library bag. I especially love the selvage titles.

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  9. Pam this is W O N D E R F U L, i love it.
    And the amount of love and care you put in it shine from every part of it.
    Over the years i embroidered and appliqued letters [ including names of books places persons, but mostly on my fiberart works less on Useful items, but from time to time i added names etc ,,, on items for very special persons.
    mirjam

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  10. Just as I began to think the library bag was a hit with the Dresden plate on it......you go and do a brilliant thing with the use of selvages for book titles!!!!

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  11. Being the daughter of a librarian, I think this bag rocks! And the idea of selvedges for the book titles is a little bit genius, thanks for sharing! check out my projects: www.redthreadsews.com

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  12. How much fun! I love the bag and the fact that it is being donated. I am your newest follower and found you through project inspire. Please stop by and give a follow back! Thanks! mandy
    http://www.nstitchesdesigns.blogspot.com

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  13. Wow, Pam, what a clever idea to add the fabrics to look like book spines! I am so enjoying your library tote series and I love that you sew for such worthwhile causes. You're definitely a sewing inspiration to me! Thanks for linking up at Monday Makeover.

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  14. This is an excellent idea! I love it. As always a beautiful job, thanks for sharing the links to the other blog, I did not know the blog Siestas and sewing and I loved it.
    The contrasting colors you used give life to that bag, is adorable!
    Marisa.

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  15. What a great initiative, and the bag is so pretty!

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  16. I love this! It is so pretty! I made a similar one for my Mum :) Its such a great way to use the fabric!

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  17. I love this. We homeshool and frequent the library often and this would be great to take along with us. I would love for you to come over to my blog hop and share this and other posts there!
    http://countrifiedhicks.blogspot.com/2013/02/mondays-with-countrified-hicks-blog-hop.html

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  18. I love this idea, what a great way to add titles to the books. Nice job!!

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  19. now that is the cutest thing! love it! and love the library!

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  20. Pam, I love, love this!!! I have 2 cheap grocery bags I take to the library every 2 weeks to get books for my dad and I......I need to make some of these! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  21. I love the way you have incorporated the selvedges. I knew I was collecting them for something!

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  22. No prizes for guessing what this bag is for, it's brilliant Pam!

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  23. That is perfect for a library bag! I love the book details! That's a lot of work, but looks great!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  24. Such gorgeous library bag! Love it, Pam! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  25. What an amazing bag! I adore it...
    The recipient will be oh so spoilt :)
    x
    Natalie
    www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

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  26. This is wonderful. I love all the contrasting fabrics. Would be great for little ones too - to make them feel grown up while choosing their books. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Love this! What a fun way to go to the library. I would love to carry this bag!

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  28. So cute!! You are so creative!
    Thanks for linking up at Artsy Corner, hope to see you again this week :)

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  29. I love this bag, with all the Book titles. This would be perfect for the multiple book lovers in my family. I am pinning this for later.

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  30. I love your library book bags! I love how you added the titles...so cute!
    Thanks so much for sharing this at my Real Family Fun link party!
    KC

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  31. Pam, you inspired me. I finally got around to making my boy one! Thanks for the great ideas :) http://fountainofmirth.blogspot.jp/2013/02/a-library-bag-for-luka.html

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