Don't you sometimes look at fabric and think, "Oh, that would make a perfect ____" ? (Fill in the blank with one of your favorite patterns). Or "That looks like a ____. (Fill in the blank as before).
My husband now gets in on the conversation. "That would be a beautiful ____". Don't doubt him ... he knows all of the purses I make by their correct names. He is my go to person to confirm my color combinations and trust me he is not a "yes" person. He has opinions!
Sometimes, though, I love a fabric for a variety of different reasons. Sometimes it is the pattern or the combination of colors. Or sometimes fabric is unique and you buy it but you are not sure what you are going to do with it. What does that fabric want to be??? Here is one of those fabrics for me that I have had for awhile and I recently figured out what it should be whether it wanted to be that or not.
I love brown and green together, or black and green together....or just green! I decided to pair this with a light and dark green fabric for the lining and my go to faux leather. This is a crocodile textured vinyl that I have in both black and brown and I use a ton of it for straps. I love the professional look of it when it is finished and I think it gives the bag a more expensive look. It is not bad to work with. I use my teflon foot and waxed paper under the vinyl to keep it moving through my machine.
So what did I think this fabric should be...a Bella by Christine of Chris W Designs. I use a lot of her patterns because they look so professional when completed. This is my number one best selling style of bag to date. (Thanks, Christine!!!!).
I wanted a bag that did not have a lot of pieces in the front or back so you could get a big look at the fabric. I love the peek of lining that you get when carrying this bag. If the outside fabric is mild, I use a wild lining and if the outside fabric is wild, I go mild on the lining. One of the fabrics will catch your eye!
Here is the back. I have been using the 4.5 bigger zipper for outside pockets because I love the long zipper pulls that they have. It makes it easier to open the zipper and I think it is decorative, too.
The interior is roomy with lots of pockets.
And, how fun was it to find a green and brown button to match???