I love a red bag... simple, elegant and striking...
Looking at the left-over fabric from the Mod bag I made a while ago, I thought "City Bag". It's a simple, elegant and striking sort of bag.
And then I got a bit fancy and thought to do some of the zippers that I'll be teaching in the zipper class on Saturday.... which was all very well on the inside. There's an exposed zipper pocket and a zipped divider pocket in there.
And if I EVER start getting fancy notions like this again, please...
- Remind me that thick upholstery weight microfibre suede doesn't follow any of the usual fabric rules. (Remind me of the inability to press or fuse things into place... or even pin). This is all very well until one decides to do an exposed zipper in it.
- Remind me how long it took me to turn the strap through and how almost-impossible it was topstitch the ends, and how long it took to stitch it around the o-ring.
- And remind me how the quality of workmanship is more important when a design is kept simple.
Typically, I finished it and thought, "Oh, isn't that lovely?"
But PLEASE... don't allow it the idea to seduce me again. Remind me that I'm scarred, bitter and twisted..... and no matter HOW stylish the finished result promises to be, NEXT TIME things will be different. (Next time, the strap will be a different fabric and the zippers will ALL be on the inside!)
It wasn't fun.
And it's not perfect.
But I like it.
PS. If you'd like to do the Zippers for Bags class, I beleve there may be one or two places left on the October 6th date.