Christmas Sewing

Amy FriendMarmalade Fabrics, Sew Fresh Fabrics, zipit, zippers15 Comments

Ruched Happy Bags


I return to this pattern every year. It’s always perfect for someone on my Christmas list.  It’s a quick sew and I love choosing the fabrics and coordinating zippers!  I made these this morning while my daughter was in preschool so you still have time! I used my Ruched Happy Bag pattern that can be found in my Etsy shop and Craftsy shops.

The bag in the back has a DS Quilts print for the focal band from JoAnn Fabrics and the rest of the bag exterior is a Jennifer Paganelli print purchased at Marden’s in Maine (I love that place!).  The bag on the right also uses a Jennifer Paganelli print, paired with Tula Pink’s Raccoon in Blueberry print from Sew Fresh Fabrics. I like how the raccoon is peeking through the gathers but then you get to see all of him on the back. This is pretty much the only kind of raccoon I like too because the real ones have started terrorizing our barn, fighting with our cats and generally causing all sorts of problems! I lined both bags with solids I have collected in the last couple of months from Marmalade Fabric’s Around the Color Wheel Monthly Bundle.


The zips are from Zipit. I love, love, choosing fun colored zippers for these bags and then ribbon for pulls.

I think it is about time to move on to baking a bit more seriously now. These were the last gifts left to sew. Phew!