Thursday, August 22, 2013

Phoebe Bag

I'm running behind on my blogging so this morning I was up supper early, 4 am, to get some house work done and then sit and do some posting to my blog, so here I go with my first, the Phoebe Bag.

I love this fabric because it's double sided. Flowers on one side and checked on the reverse so I used half on each side.

I added some beads to the closure to match in with the fabric and hand stitched around the tab closure.

The pattern has a plain handle, I added square metal rings to mine this time. I've made a few of these in the past. One had a flower applique, another was a patchwork denim, then a patchwork upholstery fabric one, a plain pleather one and now this one. I've even enlarged the pattern to make a bigger bag and thought that size worked better but this one is the original size.

Sorry about the quality of the photos on this next one. I made these bags in the day when I didn't have a decent camera. The applique one I just went and took a photo of now so it's a bit better only it's still dark outside so no natural light.

Ok, one last photo to show you the back view.

The Phoebe bag pattern is a free download that you can find HERE.

My stomach is rumbling now so I'm off to have some breakfast and then see if I can post some more.

~ Maria ~


  1. Hello MAria,
    this bag is wonderful! I love the fabrics you choosed! How good it is double face , so you did not have to find a matching fabrics ;O)
    A wonderful work!
    I am off for breakfst too now ;O)
    Happy day to you,

  2. Love the pink floral one - what a great way to showcase 2 different fabrics, and the beading on the flap is a great touch!

  3. What a great idea to use the reversible fabric half and half. Sometimes it's hard to decide which side you like better and now you get to see them both. I may need to try this bag too. I think I downloaded it before but never made it. You said you made it larger, how much did you increase it? I like those patchwork versions you made too and the applique, so many fun things you can do to get different looks.

  4. Such great bags usual!!

  5. Very, very pretty! I love the tan leather one :)

  6. Thanks for sharing - I particularly appreciate you showing the bag in lots of different fabrics, one pattern can look so different:)

  7. Hi Maria, great job! I love your bag, the fabrics are gorgeous and the beads details are really pretty! Thanks for sharing!
    Enjoy your day!
    Hugs and love from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft


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