August 11, 2014
Motorcycle Bag In Flames
Every once in a while, I'll get an order for a bag that is different, unusual, one that can't be purchased from any department store. This is so very fun for me. Usually the customer has been looking for awhile and gets so excited that they may actually get the bag they have been searching for. Remember the "skull wallet"? You can see that here. I actually made two of them when the original customer had a friend that saw hers and wanted one, too. I usually make one of a kind bags but with both of their permission, I made a second one.
I just completed another order unlike anything else I had done. This customer loves motorcycles and has a Harley Davidson herself. She had been looking for a motorcycle bag in orange and black and thought flames would be great. She chose the Convertible Bag by Samantha at Sewing Patterns by Mrs H. You can buy this pattern here. She thought it would be great because she could wear it as a crossbody bag but could also convert it to a backpack when she wanted.
I completed this bag this weekend. She has not seen it yet and I hope she will love it!
I found two different kinds of flame fabric but thought this one was the most dramatic. I loved the thin blue outline on the flames. I combined it with a black faux leather and kept the inside of the bag a lighter, brighter color (yellow-orange) to make it easy to find things inside. Here are the fabrics.
Are you ready for the finished bag???
I actually really love it!! Here is the back of the bag as a crossbody with adjustible straps.
Here is the back converted to a backpack.
Last but not least is the interior. I wanted a lighter, brighter fabric because the outside is dark. It is also hard to find things in a bag when the lining is too dark.
Hope she loves it!!!