March 17, 2014
Victorian Coco Bag
It really is fun to choose the fabric for a particular bag I want to make. I realize that most of these bags are to my taste and I am not sure whether others will see them as I see them. When you are sewing to sell, you have to sometimes reign in your wild side. That is why it is also fun to sew someone else's vision. Before I left on vacation, I completed a bag like this.
I have a customer that knows what she wants and actually chose the bag and fabric that she wanted. This is the first of several that I will be making for her. For this bag, she wanted a Coco Bag from Chris W Designs. She looked online and found the exact fabric she wanted. That makes my job easy. No second guessing, no wondering if she will like the look of it.
I used my standby fabric for the straps, inserts, and top band. It is a faux leather crocodile pattern in black this time.
I love the fabric I used for the interior. Since the exterior looked Victorian to me, I thought this fabric carried the theme to the inside.
If you have not tried this pattern, Christine offers it on her website for free. It will give you the chance to try one of her patterns. Trust me, you will love the step by step directions and pictures. Her bags are very professional and with her designs and detail, you will be amazed at what you can do!