My new carpet bag is nearing completion, and I always feel in a Mary Poppins mood when making carpet bags. Of course it is not actually for me, it is for the living history interpreters at the museum I sew for, but I have a special fondness for it.
The fabric is simply scrumptious! It is a reproduction carpet from the 1800's, made by Family Heirloom Weavers. They are such a great company. Just last week we got a box in the mail with a chunk of Regency reproduction carpet. Incredible is too dull a word to describe its beauty, it was supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
This is a close up picture of the frame, which my talented neighbor makes for me. That is also the lining scrunched up down there, I am waiting to attach it until after the handles are attached. There is a board in the bottom to give our bag some shape, and there are four large pockets in the lining.