I’ve always got my eye out for “the perfect bag”. Even when I bought RTW I stuck to the same couple of perfectly functional bags – wrapped in different materials and styles to change things up.
Now that I am making my own, I am attempting to find the perfect bags for myself. I am completely satisfied with my tote bag but I am still searching for the perfect medium sized handbag.
I think though I may have found the perfect mini cross-body bag – give or take a small change here and there.
I am so certain that this is the perfect mini cross-body bag that I have named her “The Rosie © bag”!
I started with the usual steps. I cut out my bag pieces from the Mystery Upholstery Fabric Box my sister gave me and cut out the lining and interfacing from my stash remnants. After fusing the interfacing on to the lining pieces, I drew my lines and marks onto my interfacing.
Back pockets were completed, with no surprises. A magnetic snap on the outer back pocket of my bag and a zipper on the interior back pocket of my bag.
Front pockets – the outer is a zipper pocket and the inner has card slots which form a pocket.
This time I used my Janome 3160QDC to sew up my bag, along with a walking foot and a “Jeans” needle. Actually a couple of Jeans needles, the first one broke when it fell out of my machine as I was sewing – not quite sure what happened there, but I think I might not have tightened up the screw enough??? Or maybe it worked itself loose???
This bag is a different design than my previous ones, as it has a circular gusset sewn between the front and back pieces.
Turning the bag out turned into a bit of a problem – it was a tight squeeze! 😂
Also, since I have been using my Vintage Sewing Machine, Amber my Singer 421G, for my last few projects, it took a few times manually threading my needle to remember the fact that this machine has an easy needle threader on it!
My Rosie© bag is finished!
Inside back zipper pocket.
Lots of room inside still.
Card Slots and another pocket behind.
A handy little bag for a walk in the sun!
I’m going to hand this bag over to my sister to use (and abuse?) as I want some serious unbiased product testing done! Then after her review, I’ll make any needed changes and start drawing up a pattern.
Am I the only one who solicits the advice of others on my me-mades? What about you?
STASH BUSTING WITH THIS PROJECT? Nothing! Upholstery remnants and such were used for this project! Still 130.2 metres left in inventory!