June 24, 2014
Maddie's Brookfield Bag
Well, most of you know that my granddaughter posed for pictures with various Chris W Designs bags for Christine's photographic contest. I decided to "thank" Maddie with a new handbag. She picked out the Brookfield Bag, a free tutorial by Sara at Sew Sweetnesss because she likes smaller bags. Find it on Craftsy here. She picked out a summery turquoise travel print with sunglasses, flip flops, cameras, palm trees, motor scooters, boats, planes and recognizable destinations. The Eiffel Tower grabbed her attention because she would really like to go to France with her French Class. We decided on using the brown faux leather for the trim. Here it is...
I used a purse lock from Emmaline Bags. It is more expensive than the locks I usually use but it is perfect for this type of plain bag. It is the jewelry. Like putting on a necklace to complete your look. And it fit the space so well like it was made for this bag. It looks a little gold in the picture but it is nickel. Check the lock out here.
Although the bag is plain it is set off by a trim of piping. I used the faux leather for this as well. It makes the bag look a little richer.
Maddie picked out the turquoise and brown striped fabric for the lining and I think it really complements the outside of the bag. The pattern calls for elasticized pockets that I put in the first time I made this bag. To me they seemed to take up alot of the interior room so I decided to replace them with two slip pockets instead.
The back of the bag is plain except for the faux leather trim.
There it is. I hope she likes it!