Since coming back from Spain I have been trying to do some testing and also supply the shop with more bags. I needed to make a bag that was quick and simple to make and would be fairly cheep.
While in Spain to keep myself busy I made some crochet flowers, nothing fancy just some practice and wanted to add them to my bags so I decided on the Phoebe Bag which is a free tutorial that can be found HERE.
I had made the Phoebe years ago in it's original size but this time wanted it larger so I altered the pattern and this is what I came up with.
I used pleather and embellished it with my little crochet flowers.
I love this snail shell bead.
I originally used green ribbon for the flower stalks that came down the bag so it looked like a bunch of flowers but didn't like it so took off the ribbon and did some hand stitching instead.
I love the pink lining.
Looking to make things even more simple and quicker I decided that on the next two I would make the larger size but not add the darts at the bottom which left the bag flat but I think it worked well and I added some thin batting to give it a soft feel. I also added a pocket for a cell phone.
Bright orange lining to tie in with the front pocket.
Same bag, different fabric for the pocket
These were so quick to make. I went and bought more denim fabric to make more but I want to embellish them differently although I suspect these will go well because of the cell phone pocket on the outside.
This morning I also made six open wide zippered pouches designed by Anna at Noodlehead. Love this pattern, I made the medium size bag.
The large floral ones are from upholstery fabric and didn't need any interfacing. The other three did as I used quilting cotton.
These were made a few days ago.
And last of all were four cell phone pouches I made for the shop. I love this floral fabric.
One other bag I made a couple of days ago was a test bag that I can't wait to show you. Designed by the amazing Christine Welsh, her patterns are amazing and this particular one has been revised as the original didn't have pattern pieces. Now it does which makes it quicker to make. I like quick and easy.
Thanks for stopping by.
~ Maria ~