Ever since last week’s creation, I’ve been on a bag kick. Now that I get the gist of basic bag making, I wanted to try something different. A few pleats, several buttons, lots of topstitching, a pocket, and a heap of scraps later, this was born:
I liked the adjustable strap idea from the Awesome Bag, but I didn’t want to get button-crazy with this one…. SO, I sewed one side of the strap to the bag, and made three buttonholes on the other side of the strap. I recycled some sweet buttons from a sweater (which sadly, I only got a few wears out of before it started unravelling into oblivion! …I’m so annoyed with you, J.Crew!).
The flower fabric is Anna Maria Horner’s square dance voile. It makes a perfect pocket.
The green print is Amy Butler, and the solid blue is cotton twill. Instead of interfacing to give the bag some structure and heft, I used some old fleece I had lying around- the bag has a nice weight to it without feeling stiff. The main lining is made of muslin. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t put a pocket on the inside too to hold all my small junk like lip gloss, keys, loose change, and loose crumbs… oh well, next time. For now though, I love that this bag is pretty, bright, and soft. I especially love that it looks so nice with my new (and more importantly cheap) yellow Target shoes.