October 21, 2015

Sugar and Spice Is Still Very Nice

It was time to revisit one of my all time favorite Chris W Designs bag patterns.  This one is the Sugar and Spice.  I love how this bag comes together.  Like all of Christine"s pattern , they are loaded with directions and pictures.  I have to say that Christine's patterns have given me such an education.  They are professional and the bags turn out that way, too.  Christine knows how I feel about her and her bag patterns.  I guess everyone else does now, too.  On to my new Sugar and Spice.

This fabric is a light blue and black quilting cotton.  There are two slip pockets on the front  and two slip pockets on the back.  Instead of putting piping around the entire bag, I chose to limit it to the top of the bag and all four pockets.  Because the squares on the fabric were so big, I wanted to spend extra time fussy cutting so that the pattern would not be disturbed.  I like how it turned out.

As you can see, the back of the bag looks the same (except no Shades of Bold tag).


The top of the bag is enclosed by a recessed zipper and I cut to get the pattern lined up there as well.  You also get a peek of the lining fabric here which is a light blue Kona cotton.

Inside the bag are two slip pockets on each side to keep you organized.  There is also a pen pocket on each side.

I used a faux leather for the straps and handles.  The finished bag measures 14" x 8" x 3"..  There will be another Sugar and Spice in my near future.  You can get the pattern here.


  1. Beautiful bag! I love the colors, and your fussy cutting is superb!

  2. Very clean looking with that Kona blue inside. As usual, a fabulous bag.

    1. Thanks, Kathy. I love making the interior pockets with exterior fabric.

  3. Great Sugar and Spice. The fussy cutting is incredible. You really took your time. I feel Christine is my teacher for professional looking bags. She's so good at what she does. Happy Sewing!

  4. Yours certainly is very nice. Gorgeous fabric especially the lining blue and you've made it look very professional.