Fiona's 50 Shades of Lapin Noir08:00
Back in June I instagramed a photo of me in the chains and ropes aisle. There were lots of comments about 50 shades of grey, but really, it was just for a new bag that I tested for Sara @ Sew Sweetness.
The Lapin Noir bag.
Words cannot express how much I love this bag. Until you make one yourself you may not ever understand just how gorgeous/practical/stylish this bag is. Go and make one. NOW. (Yes, that's an order, yes, I'm very bossy!)
I chose to make mine from faux ostrich skin and some more of that green paisley...don't worry, it's nearly all gone now!
Because of the ostrich skin, I didn't do the accent panel on the bottom, I taped the pattern pieces together and omitted that and the outside pockets. This was my first time with vinyl and I'm no Maria, I can't handle that many complications with vinyl!!
In fact, it was my first time sewing with faux leather/vinyl/ostrich skin! My walking foot smacked my Teflon foot's bottom...but my Teflon foot made farty noises which amused me no end!
|This would be great if I was holding something in that weird hand, right?|
Unfolded this bag is the perfect size for an A4 folder. Probably my laptop too, but I won't try it, I don't trust my handstitching that much!
I've been pinning bags in this style for a while now, thinking they'd make a great casual, stylish bag. I was going to make a pattern...hurrah for not having to!
The only thing I wish I'd done differently is to make the top tabs brown as a greater contrast from the short handles.
I got Dus to tighten up my knots on the rope handles just to make sure they didn't come undone!
For once friends, this bag is mine, I'm not giving it away. Sorry and all that...go make your own!