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Kristen Doran Sling Bag



Sorry for the dark photo. I've just been too busy to take a decent photo during the day.

I'm not confident enough with my new overlocker to try making Little Misses' jacket just yet.

So instead, I finished the Kristen Doran Sling Bag.
The pattern arrived from Belsize Square. They called me when it came in as they were out of stock. I decided that my Anna Maria Horner fabric would be just perfect. It meant I didn't need to cut out the bottom panel.

I really wanted to do a whole lot of additions to this bag like... a top zipper closure, adding some batting or interfacing, adding cute embellishments like fabric yoyo's...but.... it all began to get too much in my head. Two nights ago I saw it sitting around my sewing table and I thought 'bugger it' I'll just sew on the binding and cross it off my list.


I did add a button though instead of the velcro. My gosh, my buttonholer was giving me heaps of grief last night. I was cursing to the high heavens. It just wouldn't sew properly. I had to re-thread, check the bobbin, replace the bobbin, adjust tension and stitch lengths until it finally decided to sew a decent buttonhole. It still wasn't perfect but I sooo wasn't in the mood for perfect.


This is the inside pocket with a sort of matching print (it's purple butterflies, ewww I hate dark photo's, sooorrryyyy). All in all it is a very easy bag to put together and I love that it gives me free hands!!!

So easy, I think that perhaps I could make one up for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway........ hmmmmm......

Comments

  1. I think the binding looks great Kim. It's a great looking bag - very neat and tidy! Well done!

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  2. It's a lovely bag, pop in and enter my giveaway if you have time!

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  3. Very niffty bag, like the fabric!

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  4. I would love that bag in any fabric! But I do love the colours in the one above. Thanks!
    adriane@whale-mail.com

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  5. Very cute bag and great work! I love bright colors and am very partial to purple.

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  6. fantastic bag!

    my roommate bought a panda bag!
    She is just THRILLED with it and can’t put it down.
    hkpanda.freetzi.com

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