I have been so busy lately with pattern testing (I can't wait to show you but I have to wait until pattern release dates) that I forgot to show you another order I completed. This customer saw the red faux leather Bella bag that I had made and was disappointed that it had already sold. You can see that bag here. So we decided to go with the Evelyn Bag from Swoon Patterns and make it with a different red faux leather and red suede that I had gotten at Norwalk Fabric Outlet. The Evelyn Bag comes in two sizes (handbag and market tote) and I went with the smaller handbag size but I will remake this bag in the larger market tote size, too.
This smaller handbag size measures 12" wide, 10.5" high and 4.5" deep. I love the simple lines of the bag which is highlighted by the two fabric selections. Sometimes the lines and pattern designs can be lost in busy fabrics and that is what I loved most about this bag so I wanted to make sure it was captured. Even though the fabrics were the same color pallette, the shine and texture differences between the two fabrics showed what I wanted to show. The back of the bag looks the same (only minus my label).
The top of the bag closes with a recessed zipper that gives you a peek of the lining fabric.
Inside of the bag is roomy with one zippered pocket. It would be easy to add an additional zippered pocket or slip pocket on the other side of the lining.
I thought the bag reminded me of hearts and valentines, so I chose a fabric from JoAnn's for the lining that set off that theme.
This was a fairly quick and easy sew. Next time I will sew the market tote size that measures 15" wide, 13.5" high and 5.75" deep.
You can purchase this pattern from Swoon Sewing Patterns here.
I truly enjoyed making this one. But after doing a few faux leather bags in a row, I am looking forward to quilting cottons again....except I just got another order for a Sugar and Spice Bag in...guess what?...faux leather!