From planning the fabric combinations and details to sewing, this make was delightful. A perfect project for a day at the sewing club. This was actually my project for February meeting. Due the craziness of project sewn this ended up bottom on my list to photograph.
If I didn’t talk too much (like I always do) my bag would probably be perfectly made, but I sewn the straps wrongly at the start and only noticed too late to change. Can you tell? The flap should stay tucked under the straps, not over it.
Still totally wearable and I love it. I want to make one for HRH in leather & canvas for our trip to the world cup. If you are new to bag making, I would highly recommend making the cooper.
Here are some details…
Let’s talk about the fabrics: They are all furnishing weight canvas. The stripped pink was left over of my first ever apron
. The blue floral and the blue pokadot lining were bought at a local shop near my in-law’s 3 years ago.
Very similar to Cath Kidston isn’t it? The strap
‘s material was sent to me free from Wholeport.
This pattern would work well as a shopper without the flap. (Mine is hidden inside) I almost omitted my flap once I realised my error. Instead, added to the pattern 2 side hooks for a shoulder strap.
In case you are asking yourself, what pattern is Rachel wearing
? That is not a handmade dress. Is from Kate Moss first collection to Topshop. The lining is super short and needs adding some lace on the bottom soon. The headband scarf is left over pokadot from the bag lining and the swimming ladies. The pattern is a mini version of Tilly’s Bridget scarf
. I’m so excited about Tilly’s book launch and made a tutorial how to wrap headscarfs coming up on the blog soon.
Have you sewn any fashion accessory or bag recently? What pattern?
A little of blog housekeeping. The Betty dress pattern giveaway winner is Anne. Congratulations.
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