Friday, August 31, 2012

Choose your own bag challenge...

I know it's the 11th hour on the 31st day of said challenge. But until the bell chimes at midnight bringing in the new day, I can honestly say that I finished my bag in time, for the 'choose your own bag challenge' hosted by the crafty diva Curlypops.


I had contributed my little man bags on day one, but they were a w.i.p before the challenge begun, so it felt a little like cheating. My plan was to make at least one more bag so that I could honestly and truly be working in response to and inspired by the challenge.

So here's what I whipped up this arvo.

 I made sure to interface, line, add pockets and top stitch so it looked all professional and all...
No zips, sliders or bling though. That,  i feel, is the job of someone who has done a Nicole M designs, bag making class. Although it is one my wish list, to do said class... I haven't. So i figured it best to stick with my current skill set, especially with such a deadline looming.

The fabric I had on hand is all furnishing weight, linens and a bit of wine colored velveteen for contrast. Quite a girly ensemble, but I do like that sometimes.
Making bags is something that has been on my to do list for ages. So I'm glad that I made the time to make and test this pattern. I think it needs to be longer in the body, but otherwise I'm really happy with how it turned out.

Thanks so much Cam, for being the hostess with the mostess and coming up with another great challenge for us.
Jay xx


  1. Your bag is gorgeous. I love the fabric, so pretty.
    Anne xx

  2. Oh it's absolutely gorgeous Jay. You have the perfect knack of fabric matching! Love that floral.


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