I originally posted back in July about joining in Cam's Bag Adventure by making bags for the girls' school teachers - starting them early so I wouldn't have to rush - blah, blah, blah!!
Anyway, fast forward to one week before school ends and I have one bag fully made and another nearing completion.
This bag was a bit of a step up in 'trying something new' for me - with a zippered gusset at the top and a curved outer shape.
So here's the finished product.
In case you missed the brief - this is Nikki's Mod bag.
I chose this because, well, I liked the look of it and hoped the recipients would too!
|Heavy silver flat rings for the front tab and strap|
I learned a lot making this.
I want to learn more about interfacing as I think that it is the key to getting the shape and feel of the bag right.
The interfacing I used for the flap was a little too heavy - so Nikki advised me to do a second row of topstitching - which helped immensely.
|I wish I had styled this correctly because I carefully cut it so the ring sits centrally over the pattern!!|
It's a roomy bag, perfect for lugging around all the things teachers might need as well as having room for their lunch if they like.
I made this one using fabric from the David Butler/Parson Gray range called Curious Nature and lined it with a very vibrant Lecien red dot.
I wanted a zip top so everything stays in when you are on the move, I added the zipper pull to make it easier to use - they are easy to add and just give it a bit of a finished touch.
|Clip off the existing pull and add one of these - easy!|
|So easy to add in - a piece of ribbon with a clip on it.|
|You can never have too many pockets I say!|
|My handy model showing the handy pocket!|
She helps you ensure your items look Handmade rather than Homemade if you know what I mean.
|This fabric almost makes me dizzy at time!|
This kid will need a Prep teacher the year after next if you're interested Annie...
|Just had to include this so you could admire my Mod model's lovely foot positioning!!|