Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Finally a little sewing......

I was so happy when my midwife had commented on the handbags on my website, she likes them to be a bit bigger than I usually make, so it was the perfect excuse I needed to get back to my (much missed) sewing machine.

In the end I picked out the Kaffe Fasset 'Paisley Jungle' print, as I think it suited Lisa the best. I quickly drafted a new pattern, based on the same simple rectangular one I always use, just made this one taller and wider. In the end this one measure 36cm tall, 26cm wide and the base is 10cm too, so it is nice and roomy!

Complete with my now standard zippered pouch, inner pockets, key chain holder and magnetic snap closure.


I was so happy with how this bag turned out, I really love the bigger size and actually need to make another one for me as I think it would be perfect for quick trips out to the shop instead of taking my really big nappy bag. This bigger size would easily fit in my purse, phone, keys, a couple of nappies, wipes and a change of clothes! Now the hard part....... deciding which fabric I want for my own lol!

Natalie
xx

8 comments:

Cass said...

Natalie it looks great and glad to see you back sewing, although some updated baby photos would be great too!. When things settle down for you I might have to pick your brain about how to do that zippered pocket inside

Karen said...

Natalie you always make the most gorgeous bags - great to see you're back at the machine, you should be congratulated for that with such a young baby.

Emma said...

Fantastic bag, Natalie! I'm sure she will love it. It looks perfect!

Cascade Lily said...

Wow this is a gorgeous, gorgeous bag! She'll love it - especially with all those little details. Beautiful fabric selections too!

Ruth said...

They really are a great design Nat. I'm sure she'll love it, you've done a fantastic job, as always. Hope you are well and all is well with your family.

tigerfilly said...

What pretty colours, and I agree, we neeeeed to see that baby of yours Natalie!

Amy said...

Been blog hopping ... love the stuff you do. I had a homebirth, too!

Lisa Barrett said...

I only just saw this. IT"S MY BAG.
It is fantastic. It has lots of room and is practical. It's also noticeable so I get lots of remarks.
Thanks Natalie xxxx