I’ve still got some time off for maternity leave, and the Little One was sleeping very well this morning, so I had some time to work on a little project I’ve been wanting to make! Just a bag for myself. ^^
I’ve been wanting to make a bag out of some cute fabric I had lying around, which is big enough to carry all of the things I like to have on hand. Who here carries way too much, just in case? ^^ Laptop, sketchbook, watercolors, camera, etc…
I live blogged this process as well, but here is is consolidated and with a little more explanation.
(Ah, and the camera app I have is called Candy, and they put their logo on the bottom of the pictures.)
Here are the fabrics I used: a dark green corduroy, a white embroidered cotton, and two patterned cottons. My plan was to make a two pocket bag with a big shoulder strap and a flip-over cover.
This is the sewing machine I used! It was a lovely gift from my family a few years ago, and it works wonderfully.
Here are the inner pockets sewn together and laid out flat. I chose the corduroy for the inside because I wanted something soft for when I carry electronics around.
Here is the outer shell. I love this fabric pattern! And I knew I wanted the bottom, sides and strap to be the same design, the embroidery.
Here is the strap, with the other cotton inside as a lining.
And here it is completed! I might add some sort of buttons or clasp to close the bag more securely, but it is pretty convenient to be able to easily access the inside.