Tuesday, June 28, 2016

An Arizona & Denim Drawstring Backpack : :

Arizona & Denim Drawstring Backpack

Since my new favorite thing to make are these fun drawstring backpacks and because I still have so much LOVE for April Rhodes' beloved first collection, Arizona, I decided these Limited Edition fabrics with the addition of a little AGF Denim should be next in line for my drawstring bag making!


These new bags began with me pulling out my project scrap bin to retrieve the leftovers from my Arizona Herringbone Quilt!

Arizona QAYG

I improv pieced together scraps to make one side of these two-sided bags. For the reverse I used narrow strips of Arizona prints and denim to create my favorite herringbone quick quilt as you go pattern!

This is my first time combining this collection with Art Gallery's new line of denims and I love it!

Scrappy Arizona Patchwork

I used more denim for the bag casing and tabs!

Arizona Backpack

For the drawstring ties for these new bags, I pulled from my vintage treadle sewing machine drawers an old package of Wright's fine percale double folded bias tape. I simply stitched the open edge closed and I definitely prefer this style of drawstring over the clothesline I used for my first Tapestry bag. I think I'll do a quick drawstring swap out with that one later!

Patchwork Back

Vintage Trims

In addition to these bags being double-sides, they're also lined! I chose a Fleet & Flourish print that coordinates nicely with April's Arizona prints.

Lined with Fleet & Flourish

You can still find these wonderful Arizona fabrics available at Llama Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

♡ Maureen


  1. love your bacpacks!! fabrics are wonderful!

  2. Very nice! I love your fabric choices and all the colors - you have a talent :) Very beautiful :)

  3. Gorgeous! Of course I'm partial to Aprils first collection "Arizona". Drooling over AGF denim too.
    I do love all your recent posts w/the drawstring bags. Keep on w/the QAYG and all the goodness you create.



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