Monday, April 14, 2014

sewn: epic bag #2

The original of these bags, my own design, was made for me, and you can see it here.  I have used it faithfully every day since, and I can honestly say that it is my favourite bag ever, made OR bought.  Perfect size, weight and just fun to look at.  I still have it in my head that I will make this into a pattern, and needed to refresh my memory on exactly how I made it! So I decided to make another for my "hitchhiking" friend's 40th in her favourite bright oranges.




I started with a small panel of piecing to use for the front pocket.  Paired it with some Essex linen and some hand stitching to make a fun and distinctive bag.



Added some accent handles and some hardware and some patchwork detail on the back.


Inside is a multitude of pockets, both zipped and slip.  The top also has a zipper to hold contents in securely.


It can be carried by the short handles over the arm or worn cross body as a messenger, resulting in this "fold over" look:


Wish I had planned and taken some pictures of it "worn" before it was gifted but all I have are these iPhone bathroom shots, complete with sweat pants full of thread, lol!


Anyways.

Love this bag.

It was loved by my friend, and I am happy to know we will be sporting sister bags even when we are across the country from each other xoxo

19 comments:

Jennifer Lachman said...

I love it so much. Can't wait until it's a pattern.

Amanda said...

This bag is fantastic! Love the orange and love that you're still thinking of making a pattern for this one.

thevanillayear.com said...

OMG - LOVE your bag!

Svetlana said...

fantastic bag Kristie. I so love all the wonderful details and special touches you added.

diane said...

It's a great looking bag and one you for sure need to write a pattern for so we can make one too.

What Comes Next? said...

yup! still love this bag and still waiting for the pattern!

Kate said...

So pretty. I am in need of a diaper/vacation walking around bag and this would be perfect. I would love to see a pattern but for now inspiration will have to do! Vacation is in 2 weeks. Love it!

Kate said...

So pretty. I am in need of a diaper/vacation walking around bag and this would be perfect. I would love to see a pattern but for now inspiration will have to do! Vacation is in 2 weeks. Love it!

Cassandra said...

Beautiful! You should definitely make a pattern :)

Ella said...

You're right. It's a perfect travel bag. If you make the pattern, I'd definitely buy it!

Future Quilter said...

Gorgeous! You should definitely make a pattern ;) helps the less sewing talented, like me!

Shay said...

Im with all the other "you should make a pattern people". Its brilliant !

Katy Cameron said...

I love including blocks in my bags, and these are so colourful, they look fab :o)

Tracey Jacobsen said...

I love it too!!!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Oh it is so pretty. Love it.

Little Island Quilting said...

Love the bag but got distracted by threads on leggings...I do that all the time except I don't wear leggings.

Colleen said...

Please please please make this a pattern! I will buy it in a heartbeat!!!

Karen said...

Wonderful bag - & am so relieved to see someone else sews in their sweatpants!!!

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I love this bag! It looks so soft. Did you use any batting or interfacing inside. I will be watching for a pattern:)