Was thinking it’s time to get out those Fabmo samples and get some bags made for summer. I have had my eye on this one bag to try for a while and I finally got a free minute…..rather a few hours to crank this one out.
My dog Jessie had other ideas when the pattern piece went flying in the air. It was rescued from the jowls of a canine grinning, but not without calling damage control. Where would we be without Scotch tape? Or furry fashion designers? woof.
Here you can see it was a pretty simple design, though it needs a few tips from Miss Chanteuse to make it a truly darling bag.
Two tips for making this bag. My customers would have me publicly flogged if they don’t get an inside pocket in their bags. I truly agree, but not with the flogging part.
Next the shoulder strap is all wrong. They have you fold over the strap a few times (without putting interfacing into it……for posture….of course) and the seam then gets to hang on the inside and dig into your shoulder.
If you put more things in your bag than you are supposed to you will agree. Once that seam gets comfy, you won’t be. Do I sound like the Princess and the Pea? Good! You will love me for it!
Also in the future, or rather the next one of these pretty ditty’s, I will top stitch the top of the outside side pockets. As you can see I also top stitched the front and back top of the bag.
And if you really have an industrial Juki or similar machine, which I don’t, you might want to topstitch around the bottom curves of the bag on both sides. It will give it a really professional look. It also makes the seam sit tight up to the rims for a stronger structure. Watch me now………
I have a few of the Fabmo Seashell samples that I thought would make great little beach bags or pool side bags. You know………. the book, the suntan lotion, the goggles, etc, etc! Ahhhhhh summertime!!
Now one last thing. I cannot find my grommet and I knooooooow it’s here somewhere (studio has been moved…….again……) but I wanted to share. It will be so cute with the side cording finished. Very beachy!
It’s an easy bag. I only miss putting in my heavy duty Tap Plastic bottoms and being this bag is curved it just wasn’t conforming. No feet needed. But once you load this bag up, it really doesn’t need it.
Eva Cassidy’s “Imagine” album………great for finishing my work. ;-)
PS….can you believe it has taken me 4 years to put the labels on the “outside” of the bag????? I kinda like it!