When I first saw the Boyd St. Bowling Bag by Emmaline, I was in love! I selected a fun text print in a 7oz cotton duck in mandarin, turquoise, natural and grey for the exterior, a zig zag in mandarin (10oz cotton canvas) and twill in ocean.
This bag features a roomy main area, interior zipper and slip pockets lots of fun hardware and a pleated exterior. I chose to make fabric covered rope handles as well as a removable shoulder strap. It was my first attempt at making rope handles and although it was a struggle to turn the fabric, I really like the results and the handles feel nice in the hand. I wasn’t sure how to finish the handles but it worked and I will try it again.
The pattern is for the intermediate sewer and although I didn’t find it difficult, I wouldn’t recommend it for the beginner.
I’m also working on another Steph in the City bag for my sister. Almost finished, I need to make the belt, hide my threads and sew up the lining then I’m shipping it off next week!
A little “Happy Mochi Yum Yum” for lining always make me happy, I hope she likes it too!