Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The second bag is brighter than the first!

The child-size messenger bag pattern in Liesl's book, is so irresistible. I had to make another.  This time around I used some fine wale corduroy in eye-popping orange!
 I added the inset zippered pocket to the bag's back, once again, along with appliqueing those big eyed owls for decoration on the front and back of the flap.
 I played around with using prints for the pocket flaps and the side pockets rather than using the corduroy for the face fabric (like I did for my first version).  I'm hoping that the Kaffe Fasset fabric makes it look more girl-y than a solid orange bag would look.
 Happily, I found another slider to use for the adjustable strap in amongst my thrifted stash of hardware and notions.
This bag design lends itself to bright, playful colours and is a lovely canvas for embellishments.  I think it's time I make at least one version for myself, maybe not so brightly coloured though. ;o)

11 comments:

  1. I wish I had more spots..however in Nov. if you would like to be a guest..let me know you have some good tuts that would be ideal....I know I should be at the campaign lol

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  2. Your thrift store bounties come in handy, don’t they?! Love this corduroy version, such pretty orange!
    The lining is perfect too!

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  3. The orange is wonderfully fun and the owl is a hoot!!

    Carolyn

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  4. They're both adorable - I'd have a hard time choosing between them, lol. The fabrics are delicious, and you did an amazing job with that orange corduroy - the colours are perfect together!

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  5. These are wonderful. If I were young again, it would be so much fun to show these bags off.
    Guaranteed food will taste better and books read easier!!!!

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  6. Oh My Goodness! So, so fun, Katherine. Love those! You really do make the most amazing creations and you have such an eye and talent for putting colours and patterns together. Fun.

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  7. Hi Katherine and thanks so much for finding me and leaving such a nice comment. Your bags are just darling...love the color combinations! It would be great if we could make a real living wage from our work, wouldn't it? Anyway, we'll just keep doing what we love and see where it takes us, right?

    Warmest regards,
    MGM

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  8. The bags are great, I love the bright colors, don't know that book, have to look for it!!!

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  9. I am not sure which one I love more! Those are some colors!

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  10. Great job. Love the green bias. well done.

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