I really love my new bag. It is wonderfully spacious - something I really need because I seem to always have a lot to cart around.
The fabric range I have used is Echo by Lotta Jansdotter. I had been in love with this fabric range for ages before we had it instore at Ballarat Patchwork. When it came in I grabbed some quickly.
I modified the pattern a little by adding internal pockets to the lining on both sides of the bag.
I love the little pleats on the outside pockets - just a lovely little design feature.
top stitching on the straps and the button closure
turning the bag and lining right sides out
A few years ago on a girl's drive into the countryside with my Fairy God-Sister we happened on a great button shop that had all manner of vintage buttons. I bought this large celluloid button just because I loved it and, what do you know, it works with this project perfectly.
So thanks to my new little beautiful black beauty (all the sewing was done on her - I should tell you her name is June after my Beloved Grandma) I have a new modern bag.
I will be entering my bag into the Sew Sweetness Purse Palooza Flickr competition (on flickr I am Knitting Maide). There are many fantastic bags linked up. Go and take a look.
Until next time, happy quilting, knitting, sewing, crafting ....