Tuesday, March 8

Pattern testing - The Layla bag

I've been lucky enough that Linda from Craftaholic Anomymous selected me to test patterns for her new Etsy store the Ruffled Begonia


It's such a cute bag. I was first going to use some Amy Butler fabrics then I remembered about this fat quarters set of Moda called Freshly Squeezed that I got a couple of years ago and it just turned perfect for a spring handbag.




I took some liberties with the pattern (longer shoulder strap and loop for a D-ring)
Oh and the pattern is only $6 - To make something this cute definitely worth it
You can purchase the pattern at : 



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55 comments:

  1. oh my word, that is so darn adorable! I love the ruffles!

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  2. Oh I want it!!!! Might have to get that pattern! I love your spring fabric choice!! X

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  3. It is adorable - I love the fabrics that you picked.

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  4. That's great, I love the colours together.

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  5. Absolutely darling! I love that ;)

    I'm following from the hop.

    ecwrites.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh wow ... gorgeous. (Curse you rookie sewing skills, curse you!!!!)

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  7. Adorable! The colours are wonderful, and ruffles, love 'em!

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  8. Hi, I just found your blog and wanted to let you know that I am a new follower! :) love your blog!Erin

    www.purplebookbloggingmommy.blogspot.com

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  9. I think it is REALLY cute. You did a great job. I think I would change how the handles are stitched on though. I don't like when bag patterns have you just sew them on at the end on the outside. Hmmmm. Could this be tucked in to hide that?

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  10. that is just adorable! I think I would love to make one with faded denim and pretty fabric ruffles!

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  11. that is just adorable! I think I would love to make one with faded denim and pretty fabric ruffles! YOu did an amazing job!

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  12. gorgeous colors and ruffles - yum.

    this just SCreaMS SPrIng!

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  13. Caroline,
    Still love your Layla bag! Thanks for the shoutout!! And a big Thank You for being an awesome pattern tester!!! :)
    Happy crafting!
    Linda

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  14. So pretty! Love those ruffles!

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  15. J'adooooooore, je veux le même!!!! Mon anniv s'est e Juilet tu sais ;-)

    Au fait, ton écharpe, super, elle tient bien chaud au cou!

    becs, T2

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  16. Really cute bag - thanks so much for linking up to the party.

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  17. Love the fabric you used!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs ~~ Suz

    www.inspiringcreativeness.blogspot

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  18. Very cute indeed! I love the name too :) I have a niece named Layla.

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  19. this is just beautiful! The fabrics are perfect.

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  20. this is just beautiful! The fabrics are perfect.

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  21. this is just beautiful! The fabrics are perfect.

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  22. This is beautiful! I just love the fabric. I reeeally need to get to working on my sewing skills!

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  23. Oh, I love a ruffled bag and this one is too sweet! Thank you for sharing! I am definitely interested in that pattern! Visiting from The Shabby Chic Cottage!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda - onegirlinpink.blogspot.com

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  24. So cute...I have an old purse that I purchaed years ago with ruffles on it...I've hung onto it to copy the pattern...but I think it would be much eazier to purchase a pattern!
    Denise
    PS: Love the fabric choice!

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  25. Love the fabric, Caroline. Perfect for spring. What a cute pattern.

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  26. It's beautiful! Great fabric choices and the ruffles are amazing. Thanks for linking up to my Share the Love party--hope you'll be back again next week!
    Mary

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  27. Such a Cute purse! Just might have to get me that pattern! Great Job!

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  28. Found you at Fingerprints linkup--your bag is SO cute! Adorable blog, I'm excited to do more reading!

    Rachel

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  29. Love it! In response to the reader who asked about the straps, I just bought the pattern and it actually has you stitch the straps on the inside of the purse. Anyway, I can't wait to get started! Thirty-One sells a bag like this and I have wanted it for so long and now I can make my own!

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  30. This is adorable. Thanks for linking up!

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  31. This is a beautiful bag, perfect for spring!

    I am a new follower from Chic on a Shoestring, I would love if you could stop by www.mooseandtater.com

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  32. Well, your post made another sale for Linda. :) Can't wait to make mine!

    @Janimal: The pattern actually calls for sewing the strap to the inside of the purse. I think Caroline just did hers this way because she wanted to add the loop for a D ring.

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  33. In response to the controversy about the strap: The pattern called for the strap to be sew inside the bag but wanted to be able to hang my work ID badge outside so it made sense for me to sew it outside so I could make a loop for a D-ring.

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  34. Beautiful bag! But of course, I love pretty much anything with ruffles!

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  35. This is PRECIOUS! Visiting from tatertots and jello link party.

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  36. Great job!!
    Here from under the table!

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  37. Adorable! I love the colors you chose!!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  38. That is so cute! I am loving the fabric you used!

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  39. Love it. Wish I had daughters to sew for, might have to make one for me.

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  40. Oh the ruffles are fabulous! I love the fabric you used too! Great job Caroline! Thanks so much for linking up to Think Pink Sundays!! :)

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  41. Cool, I like that bag, and lucky you that you got to test it out!!

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  42. I'm loving all the ruffles and the happy colors and prints. Enjoy carrying your bag this spring!

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  43. What a fun endeavor - testing patterns. This bag is super cute!

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  44. Very cute! Anything with ruffles gets my vote! :) Thanks for linking to Fabric Tuesday!

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  45. Saw your bag at I heart Naptime. My Link Party is still open and I'd love for you to link up!


    Smiles,
    Melanie
    Reasons To Skip The Housework
    Tuesday Time Out Link Up Party

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