I took 2 Marilyn Bags to show at my quilt group and was asked how much they were and the woman sitting next to me purchased both of them to give to her daughters. I used a Southwest print fabric for one and used the same fabric on the second one, but I used a yellow fabric on the bottom half. But darn it I didn't take photos of the bag first, so I cannot show you those 2 bags. That will teach me to take photos before showing my bags next time, lol!!! Someone did photograph the Show & Tell, but so far they haven't posted those photos, so when they do, I will share them with you. This bag is so great for using small amounts of fabric, whether you do the scrappy version or the 2-toned version.
I also reduced the bag size in order to use some smaller pieces of fabrics that I had. On the smaller versions, I did not add the wrist strap or inside pockets, so those went together even faster.
Here are my large and small versions of Marilyn. These are for sale, with the prices listed under each photo. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing any. Thank you.
|I made this large Marilyn all scrappy. For sale $15, plus shipping.|
|I quilted it with wavy lines.|
|The other side is a bit different with some different fabric scraps.|
|I added a divided slip pocket inside.|
|The verse side of the bag.|
|This orange SW print is what I used to make the other 2 Marilyn bags that I had sold before I got a photo of them.|
|This fabric was a rayon batik scrap that was donated at my quilt group. I added fusible interfacing to stabilize the fabric and it worked well. The rayon has a soft feel to it. I am keeping this one!|
|I also quilted this in wavy lines.|
|I added a divided slip pocket inside this bag too.|
|Nice size depth to the bag.|
|Yes I took lots of pics of this one, because I love it and it's mine, lol!!!|
|I made this bag smaller with no pockets or wrist strap.|
|Same fabric as above, but this one is a bit larger, but still smaller than the original pattern.|
|I made 3 bags using this colorful SW fabric and the bottom of all 3 bags turned out looking great, so I had to show you how they came together, forming a cool looking pattern after they were stitched.|
|The bottom of this one is slightly different than the other bag 2 photos below this. On this one you can see the black formed the same shape as the colored shape.|
|All 3 SW colorful print bags, made smaller than the original Marilyn bag.|
|The pattern on the bottom of this one shows a smaller black pattern than the bottom of the bag 2 photos above this one.|
|All 3 SW colorful bags from the same piece of fabric. For sale $13 each, plus shipping.|
|This is the interior I used for the brown Kokopelli print fabrics, which I show further on down.|
|Inside of the SW colorful print bag above with the fuchsia zipper.|
|I had a small piece of this fabric, which is a SW print designed by J. Michelle Watts (of Roswell, NM). SOLD!|
|Side one here. (SOLD)|
|Side 2 here. They turned out very close. I lined it with an orange print fabric. The photo of the lining came out too blurred to show you. (SOLD)|
|2 smaller sizes here of the Kokopelli print fabric. For sale $11 small; $12 large, plus shipping.|
|This is the same Kokopelli print as above in a different colorway. For sale $11 small; $12 large, plus shipping.|
|This is another smaller bag. This is a companion fabric to the Mola print fabric that I made 2 bags and showed up earlier in this post. No Molas on this fabric, just the same background as the Mola print fabric. For sale $12 plus shipping.|
So there you have it, 13 Marilyn Bags (plus I made those other 2 that I already sold, and another small 2-toned Kokopelli that I didn't photograph yet, for a total of 16 Marilyn Bags)! These make great gifts to use for more than just cosmetics. I will be selling these bags. Thanks Imazz for a well written pattern that is easy and fun to make with fun variations.
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