Sunday, August 29, 2010

The Seamstressed Bag

The Seamstressed Bag was quite the adventure for me to take in sewing and I'm certain that I don't even have to tell you why. I had this vision and I was set on bringing it to life. I made a mini-version first to get feedback from my go-to girls and after their approval I went for it and this is what happened. Isn't it pretty?
(Fabrics by Riley Blake Designs)
I truly do love this bag because it expresses my personality more than anything else I've ever made. It says, "Here I am!" when it's carried into a room and if you know me, then you know that's totally who I am. :) This bag was designed for seamstresses to carry all of their seamstress stuff in. Hence the name, Seamstressed. It was made for cutting supplies and fabrics and notions and such. But if you'd like to use it for heavier items, you could just sew the straps in place and attach the buttons on top for extra security.
The absolute best part about this bag are the straps! You can keep them in standard purse position or you can convert them as shown below. Allowing you easy access to everything inside your tote and also easy to carry over your arm when you're lugging that 100 lbs of sewing machine.
(Fabrics by Amy Butler Design)
This bag has four surrounding jumbo pockets and secures with a magnetic closure. The pattern is once again, fairly simple with it's mounds of template pieces. Basically, you cut, sew, iron, and sew...basically. And the end result is priceless!
(Fabrics by Michael Miller and Riley Blake)
And just to show you that other people have actually made this bag...without shedding tears...or pulling out their hair...I swiped this picture from my sister-in-law's blog of the bag she made. She was my tester on the pattern and in one clean swoop this is what came about...
She did great, right? And conveniently there are kits for this bag listed in my shop and of course, I'm offering the pattern for a discounted price right now...so hurry, hurry, you don't want to be without...I promise!

4 comments:

Glenys said...

Love all your work. They are so colourful and beautiful.

Lindsay said...

Oh my gosh I love this bag! It's on my wish list :)

Kim said...

Love your new bags! I cannot say enough how creative you are! You truly are! I just got around to reading about the boys' new swing set! Super cool and super cute pics of them. All boys love helping out with tools. I also got a kick out of your little blurbs on the pictures!

Greene Family said...

Adorable! I love the fabrics on these bags too!