Just a quick post of another “Steph in the City” bag, this one’s for my sister.
Photo by Sixty-6.com
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!
Attention all Canadians, Fabricland is going to have a birthday sale from April 15th to May 5th! We’re going to be picking up blackout curtains for our photo studio, maybe some white vinyl for photo backgrounds and perhaps some outdoor or home decor fabric and big chunky curtain grommets for swank bags. Sadly their cash registers are archaic and the lineups at both the cutting tables and cashes can be long but the savings will be awesome. I’m thinking of white denim with black trim and maybe some colour blocking. Oh, and I need a whole lot of interfacing!!!
My Emmaline bowling bag is almost finished, hopefully I’ll have something to show you this weekend, my hardware just arrived today!
This past weekend I received an email from Emmaline Bags with a coupon (WALLET20) for 20% off of her fabulous “The Necessary Clutch Wallet“, so I bought it, and today I made it!
It’s an interesting patten, a nice challenge but not overly difficult, I really enjoyed making this clutch. I was able to cut all the pieces, interfacing and complete the project is less than a day. I decided to use Jeni Baker’s Color Me Retro fabric, it’s a great summer print.
There’s a ton of room in this clutch for everything including your smart phone. I’d like to add another zippy pouch and wrist loop to this pattern.
I have a few bag patterns I’d like to make this week. What are you up to?