Anyway I've started to get back to my sewing although a bit slower than usual. I finished testing the Fallon Bag a few days ago but the weather has been so grotty that I couldn't get decent photos to post here. This morning I couldn't wait any longer for the sun to come out so took some photos and hoped for the best.
Fallon is a lovely bag. It's very simple and plain which means that you can do loads to it if you want to. The pattern is by Karis of CloBird Designs and you can find the pattern HERE
I made mine with an adjustable strap but you can just do a plain strap if you want.
The pattern comes in two sizes with two strap options, recessed zipper top, magnetic snap closure and inside zipper closure.
I quilted the body of the bag with these wavy lines for two reasons, one becasue it's decorative but mainly becasue I don't have fusible fleece and want to make sure it stays put.
The recessed zipper that I put in is different to the one in the pattern mainly becasue my zips are very stiff and need tabs to hold onto to give them a good tug. Also it just goes to show how versatile this pattern is. You can easily change things around to suit your needs.
Having a main zipper is great for keeping everything secure and for even more security and becasue it looks pretty too there is a flap with a magnetic snap closure.
Inside is another zipper closure.
This is the smaller size of the pattern and I made it as a makeup bag.
Again the recessed zipper closure is different on mine.
Not included in the pattern is a third size which you can get by changing the printing size. My third one is between the size of the large and small makeup bag.
For this one I didn't add the main zipper or inside zipper. It's very basic. See how versatile this pattern is. If you wanted you could even add slip pockets.
The possibilities are endless. You could add an external zipper on the back of the bag or even a slip pocket. Just let your imagination run wild with this one.
I'm starting to get back into my usual sewing mode and have a custom order completed that I'll show you in a day or two and also I have quite a few test patterns coming that I'll be looking forward to sharing with you. I've also been accepted to test for a lady who's work I've admired for so long so I'm really excited about that and the last bit of good news is that a shop has decided to sell my bags for me. Yayyyy more fabric money LOLL
Thanks for stopping by
~ Maria ~