Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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!