The New Year has arrived and I have been very busy. I am currently testing a bag from a designer that is new to me and I am excited to show it to you when it is released. It is not like anything I have made before so it has been fun. I even had to do one sewing technique that I have not done since high school...and trust me, that was a long time ago.
I, also, have been preparing for a sew along on Chris W Design Patterns Facebook page that starts on Monday, January 12. I will tell you more about that tomorrow.
Today, I want to share my version of the January Bag of the Month. I hope you are participating this year. Last year was so much fun. And guess what? I won a 2nd prize with my version of The Poolside Tote.
I digress...back to this fun bag, The Companion Carpet Bag by Samantha at Sewing Patterns by Mrs. H. This bag was the first time I have used a metal frame, so that was a fun learning. This bag calls for an internal frame. (An external frame bag is still on my to do list...please listen independent designers!)
I used a prequilted fabric remnant that I had in my stash that was waiting for the perfect bag for it. This was the one because this bag just calls for a heavier weight fabric and handles it with ease. I made a navy faux suede piping for the front pocket and matching straps and strap tabs.
I made the smaller sized bag (there is a small size and a large one). But, it is huge on the inside. You can see how wide it is by looking at it from the side.
Look at it with the frame fully extended! Huge! It will fit anything I would be carrying.
The bottom of the bag has feet to keep it up off the floor.
Thanks, Samantha, for a fun and different bag and a great start to the Bag of the Month Club 2015. You can still get in on the club. Find out more info here. You can find other patterns from Sewing Patterns by Mrs H here. I have personally made several Convertible Bags and one Nappy Bag. Her patterns are great. OK, I'm ready for the February bag.....except I have tons to do before it gets here.