Monday, July 23, 2012

Sprouts The Madison Bag Review & GIVEAWAY

I am so excited to get the opportunity from Trish to be apart of the Summer Sewing pattern review team!  I picked The Madison Bag pattern, because it is a super cute patchwork style and a great crossbody bag. This bag is not too big, yet not to small. It is perfect for everyday on the go or would also be great on a trip while traveling.

I have only probably made a handful of bags, so I was so happy to see how clear and thorough Trish's instructions were. There are great color step-by-step pictures that are so helpful.
And the actual pattern pieces are on nice quality paper and not tissue type paper. Loved that!
I also loved all the styles and variations you can create with this bag. It is definitely a pattern that lets your mind run free and show off some creativity. With this bag you can show off so many different fabrics and embellishments. I think that is actually what took me the longest time was matching fabrics and deciding what I actually wanted to do! :-)
I finally figured it out!! I chose some Joel Dewberry Heirloom fabrics and threw in a little Sandi Henderson Secret Garden that coordinated! :-)
All cut out and ready to go!

Once you get everything cut out, it actually doesn't take too long to make the actual bag. I worked in increments, so I don't know the exact time, but I would say probably 2-2.5 hours start to finish. So give yourself an evening or while the children are taking a GOOD nap & you could have yourself a new fancy bag! :-)

To be honest, I can't say one negative thing about this pattern. I made the whole thing with no mistakes and I think that is all because Trish does such a great job explaining every part.
I'm so in LOVE with how it turned out & I've already started matching fabrics to make more! :-)
Here's the back view.

So, if you're looking for a pattern to make yourself a fun bag this Summer, I recommend The Madison Bag pattern from Two Peas in a Pod Designs! You will love it too, I just know it!

As an added bonus, Trish is offering one of my readers a surprise 2 pack of 2 of her patterns! What a great prize!

To enter:
Please go to Trish's store & leave a comment with the pattern you would love to win! Ends Sunday 7/29 at midnight!

Extra Entries:


-‘Like’ Two Peas in a Pod on Facebook – come back and leave a comment telling me you are a new fan.

-Share this giveaway on Facebook, Twitter or your blog and leave a comment to let me know


P.S. I would have taken a picture of myself "modeling" the bag, but hey, it's Monday & we are still in our pj's at 2pm. Ha! The bag hits nicely at the hip. :-)


Have a great Monday!


20 comments:

  1. Love it - you did a fabulous job and thank you so much for sharing!

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  2. these fabrics are so fun together! great job!

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  3. Love your bag! And the fabric you used is fabulous! I like the St Mary Backpack! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  4. I like Two Peas in a Pod on fb! :)

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  5. Tweeted...
    https://twitter.com/CGeates/status/228177917329424385

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  6. professor peas or st. mary. awesome job!

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  7. Tweeted the giveaway, too.
    https://twitter.com/AlphaBecky/status/228370991544414208

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  8. I love the Fit to be Tied bag, but the Madison bag is a very close second. Thanks for the chance to win! (by B Greene) (Comment was accidently deleted by me)

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  9. I would love to win the pattern for the Madison bag ~ great options and variety. Thanks for the giveaway. :)

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  10. I have "liked" Two Peas on FB for a while now. :)

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  11. I like the St Mary backpack. She has some awesome patterns. I also liked the dresses for the little girls.

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  12. I'd love to win the Hazel Hipster or the Valentino bag. Thanks to all for the chance to win!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  13. I already like Two Peas in a Pod on Facebook - thanks for the chance to win!
    ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

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  14. I love this one and the valentino bag, both so cute!

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  15. I follow Two Peas on facebook :)

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  16. Tweeted here:
    https://twitter.com/Sarah_L_N/status/228615882300080128

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  17. I would love to win the madison bag or the hazel hipster. Love her patterns.

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  18. I follow two peas on facebook.

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