Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Quilted Overnight Bag

New bag for a friend who has to go into hospital for overnight treatment. She wanted something that could be folded up and be kept in the bedside cabinet.

I've freestyle quilted the fabric with light wadding. Its lovely upholstery weight fabric, with a bold design.

Side view showing generous pleats so you can stuff a bit more in.

Back view, the bag measures 16 x 12 with a 6 inch gusset. Handles were kept short as Rita is even shorter than me. She specially asked if she could have a bag that does not drag on the floor.

Vintage wooden toggle sewn on with strong cord. I've reinforced the material where the toggle is stitched.

Inside lined with velvet and  toile de jouy silk, base of the bag is velvet too.

Nice large pocket for all the fiddly bits.

Very pleased with this as its is totally my own design. Plus I have used up about a metre of fabric from the stash. Always pleased when that happens.

Nothing much else has happened this week still recovering, then ill again, then better, retched virus of some sort. I did manage to defrost the fridge freezer, one job off the clean up the house list. Oh and I have listed loads on ebay, all garden things and a mannequin. On a mission to clear the barn that my friends kindly lent me. I fear I am like the mice, overstaying my welcome.

And lastly my dear New Home My Style Computer 826 has had its first service in twenty years. I am a bad owner! It is now as quiet as a modern machine, the feed dogs, which were very worn have been raised too. So I am back to speedy sewing.


  1. Very beautiful and fashionable bag. I love the pleats at the sides

    Chrissie x

    1. Thank you Chrissie your comments always cheer me up! x J

  2. Lovely bag....I'm sure your friend will be pleased with it.
    Sorry to hear you have not been well,hope you will feel better soon.....xx

    1. HI Linda fingers crossed two days no relapse x J

  3. ... What a great idea a squashy hospital overnight bag. Love the bag and love the idea. x


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