Artsy Crafty Babe’s Phoebe Bag

If you’re not already reading Artsy Crafty Babe, you should be. She makes some amazing stuff. I want to lick these pillows. Plus, she’s got free patterns! There’s a pleated tote and the Phoebe Bag.
If you’re going to make this bag, be sure to get a full yard of interfacing. Half a yard is not enough, unless you know of some fancy place to get 45″ interfacing. Being very non-fancy myself, I only know of places that sell 22″.
And whilst I’m talking about fancy places, does anyone know where to get magnetic snaps for less than $4 or $5 each? I know JoAnn’s Sew Essentials line used to have a 6 pack for $2.99, but I couldn’t find them when I checked this week.
Pattern here.
If you’re my neighbor, this is our next sewing group project. My house. September 3rd. Be there.
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***So, sewing group has actually been changed to September 9th. Still at my house. Still at 7:00. Still making treats.***
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  1. I saw this bag too and want to make it. Unfortunately, it has to wait until I finish a few other things.

  2. I totally just printed the pattern.

    How heavy of an interfacing did you use?

    Also, have you tried etsy or ebay for magnetic snap closures?

  3. Liss, I used a medium weight. it wasn't the thinnest stuff they had, but it also wasn't the super thick stuff that stands up on its own.

    Also, if your fabric pattern is directional and you want your pocket to be the same direction (LOL), you'll need to cut very, very, VERY carefully.

    Thanks for the heads up on the snaps! Woo!

  4. If I'm not your neighbor can I come to sewing group? Please?

  5. Would I be considered your "neighbor"?

  6. jenpetersen says:

    I might try to come. I'll let you know. I got my fabric for the skirt. I might be calling you with questions if that is okay.

  7. Joni Walton says:

    I was going to say that I wish I was your neighbor until I saw the post with the poopy underwear…now I can't decide. :)

  8. Thanks for the link! I will add this to my list of projects.

  9. Cut, cute! I love that fabric!

  10. Brooke and Mike says:

    JoAnns still has the magnetic snaps. I went in this week (orem) and they had a ton! A set of 4 was 1.99 and they have a 40% off coupon out. Hope the helps :)
    Cute bag!

  11. Steve and Tina says:

    Hey Char – remember me? you do such CUTE stuff, you have always been crafty like that. I am with Joni, I want to be your neighbor, but only if it doesn't involve hot dogs and bodily fluids :o)

  12. porter family says:

    i wish i lived in your ward. we have a scrapbooking group in ours but thats about it. ugh.

  13. I love this bag and I have about three yards of that fabric thanks to a sale at Hobby Lobby! I love it! Thanks for posting this!

  14. Kristine Robinson says:

    Really. I want to be you when I am done with school. Maybe I will drop out…

  15. JoAnne's still carries them but when I was there the other day they weren't right next to the expensive ones. They were on the opposite wall with some other purse making stuff….

  16. Anyone who is not technically my neighbor is welcome at sewing group. Show up with your supplies and machine. I always make treats.


  17. I just stumbled onto your blog and have spent the last hour or so reading nearly every post and lmbo every 30 seconds. Thanks for such an entertaining and informative blog! I'm adding it to my reader right this very moment.

  18. frugalmom says:
  19. Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says:

    Great bag – add it to my list. You know the one that just gets longer and never shorter.

  20. PamperingBeki says:

    I can't help. I don't sew at all.

    But I dig Beki and her blog and we share the same name. :)

  21. I hope I'm still invited. because this looks like so much fun!!!

  22. LuciaMorris says:

    Do you have a "Hobby Lobby" where you're at? They sell good magnetic snaps for about $1 each.

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