It has been a while since I last blogged. Life has been hectic and my blog was put to the side. I hope you and your family are well
I needed a new Everyday bag as my previous one had seen better days. Susan from Jumi Creations sent me a sweet piece of fabric with a little girl sitting on a wooden spool. The toadstools are cute! Last year I purchased some fabrics from the 'Maker' collection - Art Gallery Fabrics. Susan's piece of fabric was the perfect touch for my Everyday bag
The 'Maker' fabric has so many beautiful little details
Inside pieces of my bag. Cotton webbing with tape measure trim added to the bag strap. The patchwork pocket has 2 sections. One to hold my mobile. One to hold car keys, hand gel and pens
I did not use a pattern to make the bag. It was made free hand and a little bigger than my old bag. The basic shape was inspired by Anna Graham's 241 tote bag from Noodlehead
Hand stitching, adding a cotton 'handmade' patch and zakka details were inspired by Amy Sinibaldi from nanaCompany
I love my new Everyday bag!
The 'Maker' fabrics are beautiful
I used Scrumptious (by Bonnie and Camille for Moda fabrics) hexies to cover the stitching of the bag strap to the bag and the frayed ends of the cotton webbing
I'm a Maker everyday bag is complete
Red ribbon to accentuate the red on the fabric from Susan
I used cotton lace trim to cover the stitching of the bag strap to the bag. This idea was inspired by Wynn from zakka Art. Tiny embellishments add beauty!
I finished this project just before school pick up yesterday. I threw my old bag in the bin and happily filled pockets and the main section with my everyday necessities. I love my new bag!!
Left pocket - floral key fob wristlet by Asako from Piggledee. I use it everyday
Main section - green floral purse and simple zipper patchwork pouch (pattern from Sweetly Stitched Handmades book) both made by me
Have you created something out of necessity? Please share. I would like to hear about it
I hope you all have a great weekend, Julia xx