envelope shoe bag

Hope you had a great weekend.
I worked on a few Etsy orders {thank you!}
and finished up a project for Cabbages & Roses.
I absolutely adore Christina and her vintage chic linens
so I was thrilled when C&R contacted me regarding the
launch of the new Northcote Range of quilting fabrics for MODA.

This is the first time Cabbages & Roses fabrics will be available in the USA
and I have been all sorts of over my local quilt boutique to carry this range!

I just love this print.

I received two pretty, pink floral fabrics from the new line
(a signature cabbage rose floral and a tiny floral print)
as well as a copy of Home-Made Vintage,
which I have been coveting for months…
…and decided to make an Envelope Shoe Bag,
using the instructions provided in the book.

 I used the large floral on the outside
and lined the inside with the coordinating tiny floral.

The instructions call for a button closure,
but I opted for a snap sewn on with invisible thread.
And, I stitched on a bow made with the tiny floral
to bring a little of the coordinating fabric to the outside of the bag.

It’s such a pretty little bag and the instructions were so simple.

I made it in 30 minutes, minus the bow, which took another 15.
And, just in case you want to make one…
(Just click the picture to enlarge.)
Step 5 says to unpick about 2 inches from the lining.
However, back in Step 2, I just sewed the lining and left the 2-inch opening
so that I wouldn’t have to go back and unpick (seam rip).
The pattern is intended for shoes, 
but you can also tuck photographs, magazines, etc. inside.

 The book fits completely inside;
I just left a little peeking out so you could see was I was tuckin’ in there!

This bag is going to a blog friend who happens to {love} pink 
and sent me a box of goodies not so long ago,
but I’ll be making several more to use for pretty craft room storage.

As for the fabric quality, it’s absolutely lovely.
The print quality is perfect and the fabric has a nice, tight weave.
That’s what I look for when I shop for printed, cotton fabrics.
I {loathe} working with thin, ‘thready’ cotton fabrics when making Edyn’s clothes, etc.

Here is
link to the look book for the new Northcote Range.

Off to wash and air dry my shoe bag…


  1. Hi Jami~ LOVE your bag you made! Did you see my most recent post about Cabbages and Roses? I wish I had your sewing skills my friend~ xoxo Rachel

  2. oh that fabric is just up my alley! I love it, and the shoe bag is quite nice, you are good Jami!

  3. I’m glad to hear that your Etsy shop is keeping you busy! I love the C&R shoe bag with your special touch!
    Have a great week Jami!

  4. Karen says:

    What a pretty bag! Your friend is very lucky. Lovely fabric too:)

  5. What a lovely opportunity to work with such gorgeous patterns. I have that C&R book too. It inspired my first IKEA hack.
    Love the bag and that extra touch of the bow makes it all the more special.

  6. Oh I “heart” Cabbages & Roses,” I have all of their publications, and although I’m still learning to use a machine, I’ve been sewing by hand as a child…so I do what I can with that! ;) Thanks for the constant inspiration!


  7. Robin says:

    I love the fabric you’ve chosen, it’s so pretty. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on that book too. I think you may have pushed me over the edge – now I really, really want it LOL!

  8. Leigh-Ann says:

    Love this!! The fabric is beautiful, I can’t wait to own a copy of the book, and your project turned out fantabulous!! They would also work great for Christmas presents I’m thinking! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Jenni says:

    Jami, the little bag is just gorgeous! Isn’t Cabbages and Roses fabric so beautiful? I am so SO excited that they will be selling a line of it here in the US now! Will be taking a trip to my local quilt shop next month for sure! :)

    How is your week going? I hope it has been a good one for you! :)

    Blessings and hugs,

  10. Hi,
    I just found your blog via Good Life Wednesdays and I am so happy! I am a big fan of Cabbages and Roses being a exiled Brit myself. I love what you do.

  11. Ozma of Odds says:

    pretty little things abound here:)
    xo, Rosemary

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