Thursday, 28 April 2016

A beautiful distraction

I successfully, although unintentionally, made a bag yesterday. It wasn't on my list of things to do for the day. I was supposed to be completing an order placed for a bespoke bag bound for New Zealand. But I had an attention deficit moment and strayed into making something completely different. It was one of those 'blah' days. But I am really glad how the 'unintentional' bag turned out. This is a design I drafted myself a few months ago and will be launching on Sew Nicely Done soon. The finished bag measures approximately 7.5 inches tall, 12 inches wide and 4 inches deep. The handles are 13 inches long. These will be £42.00 + postage.

I made some for a handful of friends so they could test it out for me and then feedback on design problems and faults that needed improving. I have now smoothed everything out and look forward to introducing these cute little bags, hopefully next week.  Hope you all like it.

Classic rounded corners for a fluid finish.

Two carry handles for ease of carry and a long shoulder strap if needed to be carried across the body.

Piped for structure

Detachable long strap for versatility

Two internal pockets for ease of organisation

Two zip sliders (because I like the way it looks)

Front slip pocket with a magnetic clasp

An added bag charm to add to the character of the finish bag

I love straight stitchings!

And I shall be making more in these prints!

I better get back to the bespoke order. Otherwise I'll never be able to finish it. Till next time!

Fely xxx

Material source :
Oilcloth -
Bespoke bag charms - Sunnyteddys Designs on Facebook

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  1. Oh, wow, that's beautiful. I think I'm going to need a new bag soon. Catherine has done good service, but it would be fab to have one of these as a replacement. Does it have a name yet?

    1. Hello Jo!!
      So lovely to hear from you again! Yes, this bag does have a name indeed. She is called Minnie - because of her size. Hope you're keeping well. Fely xxx

  2. This bag is PERFECT in every way! Looks beautiful.

    1. Thank you Mrs H! Is yours still filled with goodies? xxx