Butterfly Boxed Bags

by ilene on September 27, 2012 · 1 comment

in sewing

Do you ever have any special fabric that you have that you can’t bear to use?  The first time I went to Purl Soho in New York City, I fell in love with this beautiful colorful butterfly fabric called Canyon Flutter by Alexander Henry.   It was my first time shopping at a fancy, designer fabric store and the  print just seemed to call my name. I had to have it!   Everyone knows I love butterflies!  At $18/yard, it was a total splurge for me and the most expensive fabric I had ever bought at the time.  I didn’t know what I was going to make with it, but I LOVED it and kept saving it for a special project.  I couldn’t bear to use it though!    It just sat on the bottom of my fabric bins just waiting for a worthy project.  Finally, four years later, I finally took it out of my stash and made these boxed bags out of it:

I like how the butterfly print is so colorful, I can pretty much use any color zipper for it.  For the inside of the bags, I lined them with these fun oilcloths that I happened to have:

I like how the stripes and dots add a fun pop of color on the inside!  And the oilcloth was a much better choice than the iron on vinyl that I used on the bags I showed you yesterday.  It was much thicker yet pliable and didn’t look all wrinkly.

I love how fun and colorful these bags are!!


These boxed bags are perfect for holding odds and ends and keeping myself organized!

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1 Evie September 27, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Love it Ilene! The fabric is beautiful and I love bags! So creative! Your new baby is so lucky to have you as a mom! 🙂

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