Then you have stores like Awesome Granny. Her fabrics are fun and she has two bag sets! You can find her on Instagram as well and she too has a Ravelry group. I love this back fabric with the foxes and she also has a deer set in a heart.... Which are in my Etsy cart waiting for the moment when I have extra money to spend.
Update: I own several Bags by Awesome Grannie! I LOVE her stuff! (03/8/2018)
I want to buy bags but I can not afford it. I look at it like I can either buy a a bag kit/set or get the patterns I need, yarn, a haircut, etc. The struggle is for real people! Don't get me wrong these ladies do top notch work and I follow them on all the social medias and rant and rave about how awesome their stuff is but I do not own any. The only "bought" bag I have is from Erin Lane Bag I got at Stitches South this year. I love that bag and it is sooooo well made. She always has fun awesome prints....
Update: I still have not bought many of her bags. I like them but not love them. I actually began making a lot of my own but Awesome Grannie bags are my favorite for sure.
Want to see more of the Etsy shops I follow and drool over click here
So whats a girl to do?? Well I make crazy long wish list on Amazon or I put things I want in my Etsy cart and then when I have extra money I pick something from my list. Does not happen often. I give very and I mean very little "play" money each month. Like $25 a week :/ However to support my bag wanting I have been sewing my own. They are not as nice as the "professional" but they are decent and I must admit I enjoy sitting at machine once in a while. My sewing skills have gotten better.... am I saying I would never order a bag from the above nope... I want to support these ladies and I want to own one of their creations and I will just not right now.... So some of my favorite sewing patterns can be found here. I also use the links bellow...
So far I have made me 14 bags, 2 for gifts and working on a new pattern for a gift that can be found here.
For info about my bag tree check out this post here
I hope I have introduced to some awesome Etsy stores and maybe even encouraged you to get crafty! Happy Yarning ..... and Sewing :)