Friday, May 13, 2011

A New Spring Bag

This is the front of my new spring bag.  It's posing amid the May posies.

I think that spring is finally here.  Or maybe we skipped spring and went right to summer.  No matter -- ssshhhh -- be very quiet.  We don't want to scare it and have it go away for six more weeks.
This is the back.

 These are a couple of views to showcase the zipper.  This pattern has an amazingly easy zipper method.  I come from a garment-making background, so I'm not scared one bit of zippers.  But this was sooo easy, I'm going to use this method to teach my daughter zipper installation.

There are lots of pockets inside and I added a bit of Velcro to the largest inside pocket so I have a secure place for those unmentionable things that I need to carry.

And here is a detail of the front pocket with the piping that I added.

The only thing I wish was different is the size.  I prefer to carry a slightly smaller bag.  Mostly so I don't wind up toting other people's junk.  So the next one (and yes, there will be another one) will be a little bit smaller.

This is the pattern I used.  I don't normally purchase bag patterns;  I'd rather make my own.  But I saw this on the web, fell in love with it, then couldn't figure out how to do it.  I am so happy I decided to buy this pattern.  The instructions are great!  It was well worth the money.  On the Lazy Girl website, there are all sorts of valuable information tips.  There is also a Yahoo group dedicated to these patterns.  I highly recommend it, if only for all the pictures of bags and great ideas.


Laura said...

This bag is so cute, I love the fabric that you used! What fabric line is that?? I'm not sure if I like the black background or the white better. I've never purchased one of these patterns either, good to know that you feel it was worth the money, as I've definitely seen a lot that I'd like to buy someday.

Terri Stegmiller said...

Really really cute handbag!!!