Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Nightfall Bags : :

A couple weeks ago when Svetlana of s.o.t.a.k handmade shared on her Instagram one of her Megan Foldover Tote bags she had just made using my Fleet & Flourish fabric, I messaged her right away to see if she might make another using Nightfall for my Quilt Market booth. I have a few of the same friends who have helped with making my samples since I started this adventure in fabric design, particularly with the small accessories, garments, and bags that would be a huge challenge for me, a quilter. I appreciate each of them more than I could ever say! Asking for help is one of my least favorite things to do, but when Svetlana's bag popped up on my IG feed, I completely fell in love! I had to her ask if she could lend her talents to help me showcase Nightfall with a bag or maybe two. Thankfully, she said Yes!

s.o.t.a.k Handmade Nightfall Bags

I sent her a package including some large cuts of AGF's new denims and some very small patchwork pieces from the Nightfall strike off samples I've received so far. I was confident Svetlana would make something beautiful, and gosh did she ever! I've honestly never seen handmade bags more exquisite, so perfectly made, with such an impeccable attention to detail than these. I was hoping for just one item, she sent me THREE incredible pieces!

Nightfall bag & pouch ~ s.o.t.a.k Handmade

First Svetlana made one of her Megan Foldover Tote bags, a PDF pattern she offers in her Etsy shop! The denim makes it nice and sturdy, the Nightfall patchwork along the top of the bag displays the prints she used so thoughtfully, and the exposed front zipper & each piece of hardware are just perfect!

Megan Foldover Tote ~ s.o.t.a.k Handmade

Before moving onto a second large bag, Svetlana used all the tiny Nightfall scraps leftover to make one of her adorable Lola Zipper Pouches! This PDF pattern is available in her shop, here, and includes two different pouch sizes. This one is the smaller of the two, each little patchwork piece measures just 1"! She used more AGF denim for the contrasting bottom band, zipper binding, as well as the lining. With each new project, the more I love these Nightfall fabrics & denim together!!

Nightfall Patchwork Pouch

Lastly, Svetlana used my Nightfall Mystical Woods Canvas to make one of her Jenna Tote Bags. The combination of the sweet, peachy-cream forest and dark solid smooth denim she chose for the exterior is so good! I couldn't have dreamt up a more perfect bag to showcase my Nightfall Canvas print!

Nightfall Canvas & Denim Jenna Tote

I can't wait to have these bags in my booth next month! If you're attending the show, you must stop by to admire them in person! I feel so lucky and have never felt more encouraged to try bag-making myself. If these bag are inspiring you, I highly recommend you visit Svetlana's blog & pattern shop!

I'll be back soon to share my new, "sketch stitch" dragonfly pillow!

XOXO Maureen


  1. I was so THRILLED when I saw her post on these not too long ago. I love when my favorite bloggers/crafters come together to create something so harmoniously perfect :) LOVE LOVE LOVE the new collection! Can't wait to get my hands on some :)

  2. I had so much fun making these bags for you, Maureen. So glad you like them. Can't wait for nightfall to hit the stores, it's absolutely gorgeous. Well done !!

  3. Svetlana is a GENIUS with bag patterns! I'm so thrilled to see these -- just gorgeous!

  4. Those bags are amazing! I can't imagine making such professionally sewn bags!

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