When I was in Sydney visiting Al, I bought some fabric (and a button) with the intent of making a bag that would remind me of my visit with Al. I have a couple of ideas for the bag shape and design. The two designs below are what I’m teetering towards. Keep in mind it will be my "everyday" bag so it needs to be a little bit functional and not too frivolous. I carry around a mobile, a palm pilot, mini ipod, purse, keys and make up purse. There’s a picture of each of these items at the end of this post with approximate dimensions, for you maths freaks out there that like to be specific 🙂
So, the point. Well I’d like your opinions please. Bring it on, don’t like either bag design, fine, feel free to email me or post on the blog your suggestions. If I decide to use the bag pattern you suggest I’ll make you something or post you something, I’m not sure what, it’ll depend on the person. If I decide not to use any of the suggestions I’ll do a random draw and one of you will receive a love parcel (no that’s not rude) from me. And if you’ve swapped with me before (quoting Al here) you’ll know I’m no stingey giver! So here goes. Poll will close midnight Tuesday 30 August. Here’s a guide of what time it’ll be where you are at that time.
Here’s the fabric. The pink stripe on the left is an extremely soft flannel like fabric (it’s not wool flannel, it is cotton), this is to be the lining of the bag. The sandy coloured fabric on the right is a stunning wool fabric. See the creases in it, this is intentional, so the pattern for the bag will need to consider this. I’ll probably make the lining just short of the outer of the bag. And THE rose button to feature somewhere on the outer of the bag.
Option 1: Bag from Japanese craft book (ISBN 4579109988). Though I’ll probably make the strap a little longer.
Option 2: Hobo Slouchy. The one pictured here is for sale at One Good Bumblebee (picture from One Good Bumblebee), stunning vintage fabric! Go and buy it.
As promised the contents and dimensions of items I usually lug around.
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