Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Slouching around

Well... actually I've been SEWING FURIOUSLY.... but sewing Slouch Bags. Medium Slouch Bags this time.
This bag is made in Joel Dewberry prints and is interfaced with medium-heavy interfacing. It has lots of lovely shiny metal on it - the new buckle is converted to a slide for an adjustable strap, there are lovely shiny oblong rings and lots of eyelets.
The very stripey lining has a simple patch pocket.
This pocket isn't actually on the instructions... The Medium Slouch is one of the smaller, simpler patterns from my first range. It assumes that by the time you're an intermediate sewer you can work out how to put a simple pocket in a bag. It focuses on teaching you how to work with darts, zips and boxed corners that include zips and straps... which is quite enough to focus on, don't you think..?
Oh, and I made a floral one in an Amy Butler print.
It has "antique brass" flat o-rings (38mm) in the strap, and they compliment the colours in the fabric MUCH BETTER than this photo will have you believe....


If you're not on the Living Creatively / Stitches and Craft mailing list (or if you have an over-zealous junk mail filter like mine) you may have missed out on seeing the great list of attractions at the Stitches and Craft Show - I mean, besides all the crafty materials and indie crafters.... take a peek here!!! Even I was impressed, and wished I had time to spend mooching about the show instead of being on a stand or teaching workshops (see that list HERE!).

9 comments:

Kirrily said...

Ohhhh love the buckle as slider! Very cool!!

Katherine said...

You're no slouch when it comes to great designs with awesome details and fabulous fabric choices. You're brilliant!!!

Karli said...

Love it! It's very chic and still very cool!

Handmade said...

WOW - I've just trawled through the Show's Classes - what an awesome variety of cool stuff to do! I hope the line up for Sydney is as impressive!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Very stylish! Wished I lived in melbourne - the show looks like it will be lots of fun.

craftygirlwithruffle said...

Hi Nikki
This bag looks great. Love the totally different looks of Joel Dewberry and the Amy Butler.

Linda said...

oh these bags are beautiful I especially love the top one! very gorgeous indeed

Sharifah said...

hi nikki.. i like your bag design... n the colour too

i wonder whether if its hard to do ... me made some simple bag...
tq for inspiring me

Bree Flynn said...

You are the best!! Can't wait to spend some time with you at the show!! ox