Wednesday, March 12, 2014

One Ring Wonder Meets Paris

It's been a while since I made my one ring wonder shoulder bag. I really love this design and choosing the fabric is the best part of my "job". I think many sewers (sewists) feel the same way as me. Buying and selecting fabric is really enjoyable. Sometimes the sewing can be frustrating especially when you battle with the sewing machine. Anyway, I had been thinking of using the Paris print fabric which my friend Mandy the Milliner had given me some time ago. This is a rather thick fabric which is perfect for a bag this size. Unfortunately it wrinkles a lot. I had to steam the crap out of it.

I showed hubs the bag AFTER I had made it and he said the red handle was too overpowering. Honestly, I don't feel strongly it doesn't work. I think it depends on the person using the bag. In my opinion, it's not too bad. My girl loved the contrast.

This bag is a recessed zipper bag. I usually use continuous zippers for larger bags. I don't know if this is what other sewer (sewists) do but continuous zippers are so much easier to sew. I didn't have the perfect lining for the bag so I went for a baby blue giant dots. I mean, with the red handle, why not baby blue polka dots inside? This bag has 1 pocket outside, 1 pocket inside and a divided pocket also in the lining. I'm very generous with pockets again. Do you guys like to sew pockets? I find them a chore.

This is the second of 10 bags I'm making. 8 more to go!


DeborahGun said...

very sweet. I love the recessed zipper look.

pennydog said...

I tend to use finished zips but ones that are longer than I need and cut off the rest, mostly because I don't know how to add the puller bit successfully ;) I like the red strap.

Bethany said...

Oh, I think the red is perfect!!! I hate to sew pockets. I feel my blood pressure go up when someone asks for several in a bag they've ordered.

Lesley said...

could you give a source for the bag pattern? I didn't see it in your shop or tutorials. thank you

Linda said...

Your bag is really cute! I love the red handle and the blue polka dots!
I'm afraid I don't even know what a continuous zipper is! I will look that up!

Judy Nolan said...

The red handle is perky--I like it! And the polka dots go well with both.

Jane McLellan said...

I like the way the red handle picks up the red writing on the fabric.

Kate said...

I am a big fan of the red handle. Maybe I am just on a red jag right now, but it looks exactly right to me.

Barbara Del Duco said...

I love this. It is so original and wonderful. The red strap and the lining are great. You are soooo talented.
Barbara Del Duco

Related Posts with Thumbnails

My Bag Pattern Shop

My Applique Patterns

My Embroidery Patterns