I got an order from my sister for a Sugar and Spice Bag. She wanted it to be beige faux leather with black piping on the pockets and she wanted a darker lining mixing those same colors.
I love this pattern by Chris W Designs (what pattern of hers don't I love?) and I have made a dozen or so of them but none completely out of faux leather. When I was getting ready to attach the lower part of the straps to the bag, I just thought it looked too drab and lacked that punch. (You know me, shades of BOLD and all of that, I just couldn't not say something). I sent her a picture of the bag front with the beige straps and one with the black ones.
She agreed that maybe it did look better with the black straps and so that is what I did. Good news for me...I already have beige straps made for my next Sugar and Spice Bag!!
Here it is.
And the interior I chose.
Since she reads my blog, she'll get to see it before she gets it. Hope you love it, Linda!
If you still haven't made this bag, you really should. I think sometimes people get scared away from Chris W Designs Bag Patterns because they look intimidating. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Her patterns are so thorough with great directions and pictures. Taking her patterns step by step will result in a bag that you just won't believe you made yourself. (No one else will believe it either!). You can get this pattern here.
Now what fabric should I pair with those beige handles??? Hmmmm...