Seeing as how much I love making bags, how could I resist?
It is called The Lorraine Tote Bag and will be on sale soon, once editing and printing is complete. :)
A hunt through my stash of fabric resulted in some fun, bright lovelies being chosen, then I was off cutting and sewing!
Here is the end result. I am very, very happy with it! The pattern was easy to follow and accurate, it didn't take long to do (I worked on it whenever I had a chance over one weekend) and what delights me even more, is that I can easily make those little changes that I tend to do whenever I make a bag from a pattern. You know the ones..... add extra pockets, piece the outer fabrics, add little touches to make it "mine". ;)
Because I was testing a pattern, I made this one exactly as the pattern stated. There are 2 options; one with handles attached directly to the bag and no handle hardware, and the version I chose, with handle hardware. It is a really lovely, functional bag without any added extras. The only extra was my button on the flap - in this case, I used a large flat 4 hole button (black) and glued a bright aqua blue button (I cut off the shank and filed it) onto the centre.
|Finished bag - posing could have been better....it isn't lopsided as this photo suggests. :)|
|Bag showing the base, which is quilted - I used black thread so it dosn't show up here.|
|Interior - I like light colours inside my bags so that I can find things easier and contrast pockets so that I see them straight away. lol|
I am keeping this bag for myself! Of all the bags I have made (quite a few), none have been for me! Finally, I have one! lol
I'm thinking this bag deserves a matching make-up purse, so that just might be next. :)