Saturday, April 16, 2011
Last slouch bag (this week anyway)
Sick of these yet? I hope not because I've been having fun getting them done and the truth is I've thought up way more fabric combinations than I have time (or need) to make! The thing is, that this bag goes together so fast that before you know it you suddenly have three or four of them made - which may lead to me re-opening my etsy shop next week :-)
Anyway by now I'm sure you know this is the Slouch Bag from Ali Foster and it's the bag we're going to be working on together at our sew-along at Whipstitch next Staurday, April 23rd from 8 - noon. You need your pattern ahead of time and you can either bring your supplies or buy them from the many cute offerings at the shop (you also need to bring your own sewing machine but I'm guessing you already figured that out). This bag is great because you can make it really quickly, it doesn't take a ton of fabric and you can customize it. For this version I used Linen for the exterior fabric and a Kaffe Fausett print for the interior (Verbena I think) and then I added a grosgrain ribbon and bow detail on the front. I sewed the ribbon on after the exterior was completed and I think there may be a better way to attach the bow itself but I'm still tinkering with that. I also put the interior pocket on the front of this bag because I liked looking in and seeing that print - I considered trying to match the pocket to the print so that they lined up for oh about a millisecond and then went with a contrasting pale pink solid for the pocket.
Pretty cute if I do say so myself! So I hope you're considering coming to our group project sew-along next weekend and if you can't make it next weekend the dates for May are: open sew day on Saturday May 14th and the group sew-along day on Saturday May 28th (both meetings go from 8AM till noon). Check back here for the group project for May after next weekend. Hope everyone has a great weekend - see you next week!