Friday, 21 March 2014

Two new rustic bags for spring

Spring has officially started!!! :)
Here in Sicily it's warm and sunny, after some weeks of bad weather I spent sewing new things for the shop.
Today I want to show you two bags I realized with a sturdy cotton fabric with a simple and funny floral pattern, printed on cream background.
They are quite big and roomy, with a rustic style, perfect for spring adventures!

The first bag I made is this one:

Design by ("Melody bag"), pattern available on their website, but also on Etsy
I tested this pattern, new to me, making this bag and it works very well, like all the patterns of this company I've used before.

The things I like most of this bag are:
- the circular bottom and its pleates:

- the elastic pockets inside (so roomy!!!):

- Some details like the closure (vintage wooden button + cord):

I've uploaded this bag in my shop; it's listed as a bucket bag or a satchel, because it's shape it's particular and it's different from the flat totes I use to sew.

Making this bag required a lot of fabric, but some of it left and I decided to use it to make another shoulder bag:

100% designed and made by me.
It's a simple tote with some pleates on top and a pocket inside (closed by a metallic snap):

It's large and leightweight. You can find it here.
Probably I like best this tote, although Melody bag has a lovely design, too.

Recently I'm also working on some projects which involve the use of very tiny scraps of fabrics. Are you interested?


  1. Beautiful bags! The fabric is really springy! Here in Lisbon we have had sunny days!
    Happy Spring!
    Baci from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  2. they look very nice.....plenty of room inside, the elastic pockets are a great idea.
    yes...always interested in what becomes of fabric scraps.


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