Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Lapin Noir Bag

The Lapin Noir Bag is another beautiful design by Sara at Sew Sweetness. I love this bag so much. It was very quick to make. I cut out the pieces in the evening and made it up the following day.
Not wanting to buy fabric I decided to use what I had in my stash. It's quite a large bag so I was a bit short but managed to improvise by adding a brown stripe down the side to give me the width I needed. For the fabric strap I was short again so made it with the two colours of the bag. You can see it better in the last photo.

Then came the short handles. These were supposed to be cord covered in fabric and knotted in the same way. My cord was too thin so I put six lengths together and plaited them. I was really pleased with how they turned out.

The colours are pretty plain so I decided to add a nice green zipper.  There is also another zipper pocket inside and two slip pockets. The pocket on the outside is perfect for a cell phone.

This is the front of the bag.

I can't wait to make another of these bags and maybe next time I'll do fabric straps like in Sara's pattern. If you'd like to make one you can find the pattern in Sara's pattern shop or you can go over to Liz's blog, Moments. Liz is doing a giveaway and if you win you could get to choose three of Sara's bags. You have till the 10th July to join in the giveaway. Also make sure you pop over to Sara's blog to check out all the gorgeous bags the other testers made. The fabrics used are amazing.

~ Maria ~


  1. I love your version, I could imagine me using it myself :) I love the brighter ones too, but I can't imagine carrying such a bright bag around! Maybe one day I'll get brave :)

  2. Hi Maria, Thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind comments on my beach wedding post. I love this bag...wonderful fabrics. Maggie xx

  3. Great work Maria.. it's a cute style of bag! It's a cute style... I attempted something similiar a while back but much smaller.. is your industrial back in working condition?

  4. LOVE IT! I think the braided cord - a design decision, of course - is PERFECT - it really a nice touch of texture!

    1. ... it really adds* a nice touch of texture, LOL!

  5. Great bag!I like so much how you mis a diferent kind of materials!Well done!

  6. Another lovely bag, well done!
    I love the idea of the cord.

  7. Hi Maria, I am always impressed by your creativity !
    I love the handles you made and how you solved the missing fabric problem. I learn so much from you :-)
    Now I think you should make one for yourself in a bright color ...like red polka dots ! LOL

  8. Great bag Maria. I just saw Liz's bag, but now I will check out the other bags too. You always do such beautiful work.

  9. LOVE your version Maria! I particularly like what you did with the straps! looks great to me!
    ChrisW Designs

  10. This turned out really well! I like the neutral colors--that's a bag I would use everyday. I'm with you--I like the bright color bags, and I enjoy making them, but using them personally--not so "me".

  11. This bag is gorgeous! I think the rope handle is my favorite part. And the green zipper is the perfect pop of color!

  12. Maria, I love al about this bag! The fabrics, the color, the shape. You did a great job, you makes me want to buy the pattern and try to do one like this!!!!
    I will add this project to my wish list!!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!

  13. This is beautiful! Completely love this look

  14. Found you from the hop! VERY cute bag!


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