Sunday, 22 January 2012

Bag Mania

This week I have been on an epic bag making mission. I have gone nuts making bags for myself, even though they are totally unecessary as I already have about 50. Sometimes I just see a fabric and can't resist making it into a bag for myself. So this is what I have been up to.

I love this fabric so much and I just adore the little pleats where the handle is attached. I have more of this fabric left and I'm seriously considering making it into a top, I think it is so cute.

Next came the Pretty Pinafore Purse from Lisa Lam at Uhandbag

This is not a great photo :( I really should have modelled it to show just how lovely it is. I made it out of pink tweed after becoming obsessed by this fabric when I saw it on an armchair. The pattern is lovely and has a great zip on the top, not that I ever zip my bags up, but I know I should.

After that came the Lots of Pockets Tote from Keyka Lou. She has retired this pattern now but there are plenty of other lovely patterns in her shop.

I'd had that fabric for a while but was never sure what to do with it. I'm so glad I used this pattern it shows the fabric off so well.

Finally I picked up a metre remmnant of some laminated sanderson fabric in John Lewis. I think this is the coolest design but I DO NOT love sewing laminated fabric. I tried it with different feet and with paper but I still found it hard and had to force myself to finish it. I think I will be sticking to home decor fabrics from now on.


  1. What is that top fabric. I adore it! I can see it being a great shirt - maybe a sleeveless tunic? I'm glad to find you via WiP!

  2. Hi, found you from the Small Blog Meet, hi. Just wanted to say that a tip I had about sewing laminated fabric is to coat the bottom of the sewing foot with olive oil (might be any oil can't remember!). I've tried it and it worked well, better than paper. Hope that helps!