Friday, 10 June 2022

Renaissance Ribbons Bags

I tried something new this week and made these cute bags with Renaissance Ribbons velvet ribbons.  The lower part of these bags is covered in velvet ribbons - the big flowers on the blue background.








I had seen photos of the velvet ribbons on social media, but when I saw them in person at Stitch Witches in Dunedin I was quite surprised at how luxurious they were.  They colours are very deep and rich, and of course the velvet feels beautiful to touch.  


I couldn't decide which ribbon to buy, so I bought two.  I decided to work with the blue one first, and made two pouches from the accompanying Renaissance Ribbons Bags ByAnnie pattern.  Annie has carefully worked out how to get two pouches out of the 1 metre length of velvet ribbon in each pack.  


I purchased the optional add on video from the ByAnnie website and it was very helpful.  I've made other ByAnnie bags without the videos, but I just couldn't face reading every step of the instructions six times and I thought that the video would make it easier.  It sure did! I just paused the video as I completed each step and happily sewed along with Annie.  



I'm pleased with my bags, but feel that the small one really is quite small.  It doesn't open all the way to the end because the zip end is tucked in. AND, I was disappointed to lose so much of the velvet ribbon across the base of the bigger bag.  I wish I had realised that was going to happen because I would have cut the Soft and Stable bigger, and put quilting fabric across the unseen bottom of the bag. 


So, I decided to change things up with my other ribbon and considered making two bags of equal size.  But then I had another bright idea.......

You'll have to wait until next week to find out about my other idea. 

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10 comments:

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

Wendy those bags are adorable!! I love that ribbon and can only imagine how it feels! Can hardly wait to see next week!!!!

Cathy said...

What gorgeous ribbons. I'm not sure I'd be able to cut into them!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Wendy those ribbon bags are gorgeous! I cannot even believe that is velvet on them as it doesn't look like it from the photos. If you hadn't said it was velvet, I would have thought it was fabric. I bet it feels so nice to touch!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your bags are beautiful! Love the bright colors! I'm looking forward to next week and seeing what you do with the next kit, happy stitching!

Sherrie said...

Hi,
Love all your bags...they are all so
pretty. Have a great day!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Your bags are so pretty Wendy. Love the bright and happy colours.

Mystic Quilter said...

Lovely bags Wendy - I see what you mean about losing such a lot of the beautiful velvet pattern. I'd love to have a go at a few of these, they would make lovely birthday or Christmas gifts.

Nancy said...

Your bags are gorgeous! So much care, thought, and detail to each. I love the bright fabrics.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Wendy, those are great bags. Thanks for sharing since I've never heard of this very wide ribbon. I can understand using another fabric for the bottom of the bags. Looking forward to seeing your next ones!

Sharon Kwilter said...

I loved both the ByAnnie patterns I made. Your fabric selections are amazing. Your bags turned out great.