I tried to find a little bag for my daughter to hold a load of knitting and craft items for Christmas. The few bags I found in the shops were either expensive or quite fuddy-duddy in design – not suitable for a girl (or a grown-up who likes a bit of style).
So, armed with a pattern from Better Homes I have designed and created my own. I had to adapt the pattern as it was the wrong shape and size for what I wanted, although it was broadly the right design of bag. I also had to convert it from inches to cm as I am a metric lady!
The fabrics were bought locally, and are similar to Cath Kidston designs and are by Clarke and Clarke. It took a little while to adapt the pattern but all in all it took me about two to three hours to make this. At points you are sewing through lots of layers of fabric, which is the only tricky bit.
I have adjusted the sizes so that there is less fabric wastage as I have enough fabric left over to make another one! You could add pockets on the interior by sewing more fabric on to the main bag pieces before you sew the two together.
I have since made another one in red dotty PVC fabric as a present. PVC can be tricky to work with as every stich punctures the plastic so you can’t unpick if you get in a mess! The up-side is that here’s no need for iron-on interfacing as the fabric itself is firmer.
This free pattern is attached as a PDF below. I’ve added a great fabric selction to my store for easy linking.
Please share your photos of completed projects!