|Growlllllllllllllll.. Leopard inside :D|
When I started sewing with the aim of making wearable garments, I did not have the slightest notion I would venture to make a bag for myself. But as I read blogs and saw patterns on bags, there was some sort of itch to try it one day. Finally I made the eve clutch.I will write a post on it soon(Sometimes my posts are chronological. Never mind. Post late than never LOL). I liked Christine's way of explaining the method so much that I wanted to try out another pattern.
I decided on the Sugar and Spice bag pattern. And here I go writing my complete story.
Preparation: Any bag would require hardware to make it sturdy and fancy too. This pattern required D/Oval rings and rivets(which are optional).Now where to buy Drings. Online purchase too expensive on the shipping and I have no stores to buy from.Some months back I had pulled some rings from an old handbag which was completely worn out.I had preserved them like diamonds to make a bag one day:D. So I used them here.
Fabric shopping was dreadful. I went roaming many shops to find the kind of fabric for my bag(which I had on my mind- some sort of geometric prints).All I found was florals:(. Finally I came back home without anything. Later that night, I was just looking through my stash and realized that I had a leopard print satin fabric (for home decor). Wow I jumped and squealed. I started singing "I searched in Rome when the fabric was at home" LOL. Later I purchased the interfacing , zipper and was ready to kick start.
|Recessed Zipper. I love bags that close with a zipper :)|
I broke 3 needles while sewing the bag handles. Size 16 needles yet the layers of fabrics were too much to take. I have broken needles when I made the wallet and the carry all bag as well LOL. So my mantra is probably needle breakage + Hard work = Good bag !
I also like to make a special mention on the recessed zipper. I love Christine's technique. It is so so so simple. It is like a piece of cake! Love it.
|Replaced Exterior slip pockets with a zipper pocket. Grr!! The pic is so blur.|
You can check out the other bags and purses I have made here.