French Market Bag

Since I've never been to France I can't really claim that this is the kind of bag the French actually use when they do their marketing but the saying on the outside is in French so there it is.

If your not familiar with the Graphics Fairy yet, you really out to head on over - she's got over 2,000 free images to download and if you're a fan of all things vintage/victorian you're bound to find something you'll love to use on a project.

I got inspired to make this bag from this tutorial over at Creative Cain Cabin. It's fairly simple and while not completely detailed you shouldn't have any trouble following along, even if you're new to the sewing arena. The inside fabric was from an old duvet that I had and the outside was in the upholstery section of Fabric Barn (only $3.50/yd!) so this cost me about $4 to make.

I'm still toying with the idea of adding a blanket stitch to the top hem.... what d'ya think?

Love it though. It would make a great hostess or housewarming gift but I think this will stay with me. Can't wait to take it to the Farmer's Market this Sunday. Yeah!


  1. Oh la la, my friend. Looks like you've got yourself a well deserved Mother's Day present. It's beautiful!

  2. Your bag came out sooo cute! I love the fabric you used for the liner!

  3. Visiting from Beyond the Picket Fence. It turned out very nice. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Love it...Hmmm I could use one too!

  5. It is lovely! I think a blanket stitch at the top would be a great finishing touch.

  6. Beautiful! And check mine out when it posts on the 23rd. I had the same idea only I used a straw bag, even used a French transfer on the front! Great minds think alike!
    Susan @ homeroad.net

  7. Beautiful! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am so happy I stopped by.

    :) crafty texas girls

  8. So pretty! I love the stenciling!

  9. Very cute! I printed off this very graphic today for a little bag of chocolates for my sister! Visiting from Funky Junk. Please visit me at http://creativeeyedias.blogspot.com.

  10. Hi, this is an awesome bag! I would love to follow you on GFC but can't seem to find it anywhere.. I would also like to invite you to post your crafts on my blog hop.

    Hope you have a great day!

    Purple Froggie Clay Stuff


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