Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Mama's Got A Brand New Bag!

The other day I came home from a morning out a bit manic. I had to make this bag. It was in my head and it needed to get out AND if the project was successful, it needed to be hanging on my shoulder. I am a bit crazy for bags. If you know me... you know this. I love bags. That does not mean that I know all sorts of designer bags and such (although I am a huge fan of most Fossil bags) but I just like to have new bags several times a year and they also have to meet certain criteria... especially after the addition of a kiddo to my life.

So, this is great. All of the sudden I am inspired to make some of my own. Well, at least this one so far. Now, all of you out there who can sew will notice my beginner bag flaws. I am working out the kinks. One would probably ask, well why don't you just follow a pattern for a bag and learn. Well, it doesn't always work like that for me. Like I said, I came home manic and it was all processed in my mind and I had to get it out. No time for consulting the internet or a pattern along the way. Now that I have made this one I plan of consulting with some other sewers (Beth Housewert.. you have to take a look and help me) for the next one. The visible seam on the inside is not going to happen next time. I just can not process all of that for now.

BUT I love it. It is an awesome size and it is light weight. Also, I didn't buy a single thing to make this. It all came out of my existing stash which was another one of my goals for this bag. It worked out!


  1. I did notice that snazzy new bag on your shoulder today and meant to say something...now that I know you made it!!! AWESOME, you go momma! I love the fabric and will totally consult on the next one. You know I'm a bag lover too.
    Now I must take a closer look at it next time I see you. It looks like something I may need too :)

  2. Very nice!
    I love those two colors together.. maybe that's why they're my favorites.

  3. Christy (Nona)1:59 AM

    Does your talent never end? The bag is beautiful and is soooooooo Danielle!

  4. Anonymous9:55 PM

    You spoke about a seam you didn't like...I didn't see it. But the best seam to use in sewing something like this is a "French Seam". It is the neatest and cleanest seam to use outside or inside or anywhere a seam would be showing. I'm sure you will find it on the internet, so take a look. If not, let me know and I'll send you directions. I used to finish most of my seams in sewing this way, even thin material. By the way, I just love the bag, you do fantastic!!! The inside pockets are handy and is you want to put a long pocket inside use a velcro closure; it will keep your wallet safe or a camera, etc.NANA xxoo