Friday, February 27, 2015

Upholstery Samples Cross-Body and Shoulder Bags

Next up are some zipped cross-body or shoulder bags I've been making. These are from a "book" of samples that have a bit of sheen as well as a horizontal weave. I used quilt-shop fat quarters to line them. I started with a pattern by Joan Hawley of Lazy Girl Designs, Runaround Bag, then experimented with different sizes, proportions, and straps.

I think that they are plain rather than "busy"—but maybe other people would prefer dangling zipper pulls and embellishments on the bag fronts. Please (really really really) let me know what you think and/or would prefer. The more voices, the better.

I have enough of these fabrics to make a few more, but I wanted to show you what I've been working on. The background is an Omnigrid cutting mat with a 1-in. grid so that you can see the sizes.

This one was made from some of the upholstery fabric I used for the tote bags.



Here's the back pocket.



Front of bag




Front zipper



Another bag, front zipper



That's my brown sugar teddy bear, holding the pockets open.


Blessings and peace...

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  2. "Plain" is okay, but it is also a marvellous blank canvas to add some simple applique and/or embroidery/beads/buttons or whatever you fancy to embellish them. I find people to embellish design limp bags, and people who design bags don't embellish, but there is Kat Southern (studiokatdesigns.com) who does some great pieceing!

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