Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Large Slouch Bag

I made a Large Slouch bag in a Joel Dewberry print.

Our house model looked fabulous in it....

I carried the original sample of this style for a LOOOONNNNGGG time. I loved that I could carry almost anything in it and the wide shoulder strap and weight distribution made it super-comfy. I shortened the strap and wore it around the small of my back as I zipped through traffic on a bicycle.... And then I had to re-design it as a nappy bag and stop zipping through traffic on a bicycle. COMPARTMENT POCKETS were needed!!


But wait... what's this on the other side of the lining...? A secret zip...?

Ah-HA! It's a whole new world in there... and look - EVEN MORE compartment pockets!!! You could stash a day's baby-gear in there!

The Large Slouch also makes a great overnight bag... or a big handbag for a gal who needs to carry lots of stuff. Gals like me.

And at the other end of the carrying stuff spectrum.... I also made another Curved Flat Bag.
...which is sweet and girly - and great for when you need to carry a few essentials (and a cute bag!).
Don't forget my pattern giveaway... looks like we'll be drawing it very soon...

7 comments:

Catherine said...

Hi Nikki! I just love that slouch bag and the fabric you used, very cute. Just the other day I went to Jet Music and found your fantasitic designs and bought the Hobo bag pattern. I can't wait to find some fabric to make my own bag. Catherine

Katherine said...

Just beautiful! What a great bag design, Nikki. Sounds like the ultimate all purpose carry all - and it's so gorgeous in the Joel Dewberry fabric.

Ellen said...

It looks like the right bag for me. Your work is wonderful! Thank you!

Winnie M said...

Hi Nikki - can I ask technical question? I've made a bag (or three or 100) and the latest venture has compartment pockets a la your diaper bag. They are floppy. They are a pain in the, well you know where, when you are trying to stuff something into them on the fly. You don't seem to have stiffened yours in any way so what weight fabric is it? Is it just me who has a problem with floppy pockets?

Nikki said...

Winnie M - I had to actually open up those compartment pockets to show that they were indeed pockets.... they only droop if you make them too wide. The trick is to make them no more than about 6 or 7 inches wide or make at least THREE compartments in a row if the bag is smaller than 18 inches across. You need those dividing rows of stitches to hold the pockets up - the side seams alone are not enough.

.... does that make sense?

Bernadette said...

Looks great and I love that fabric. Another one for my to do list.

Flores Hayes said...

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