Amanda's Awesome Bag12:05
If you've been following me on Instagram, you'll know that I've been making a work bag for Amanda, who runs the admin and organisation side of Sewing Patterns by Mrs H. She's also my sister, and I can get away with poking fun at her love of organisation, whilst also benefiting from her love of organisation!
I never thought I'd be able to make her a bag, she's a 'large black backpack' kinda gal, and has been happy with only one bag for pretty much ...urm... ever?
So when she said she felt she 'needed' a work bag, something befitting the office manager of a pattern design company, I leapt into action! She has been heavily influenced by the beautiful bags being shown in a British Bag making group on Facebook which quite often feature Harris Tweed, and with the help of my friend Judy from Hobo Bunny, we sourced some turquoise herringbone Harris Tweed.
#5 metal zip with black tape, and added double pulls to it. I bought it as continuous zipper, and was taught how to use these by Liz from Moments. When I forget, I just watch this YouTube video to remind myself how to add the pulls!
To secure the triangular rings for the strap I stitched, then added two rivets to secure it in place. Although the strap won't be removed, I still made it removable for added bling!
tutorial for adding a double zip pocket here.
Emmaline Bags. I used Scotch Guard on the Harris Tweed before cutting into it, so that I didn't damage any of the faux leather or hardware with the spray.
you can find my tutorial here.
We didn't make any modifications to the size or shape of the original Nappy Bag pattern, just pimped it a little!
The great thing about it is that the pockets all being on the inside, the shape of the bag didn't change!
Nappy Bag' , and I took this pic at the end of a long day out at the West Country Quilt and Textile show. I can't think what made her choose this turquoise tweed....