Can you tell I was dreaming about spring when I made this? My Aunt wanted a bag that would reflect the coming season and this definitely says spring to me. I have so many tempting upholstery fabric samples on hand, it can be hard to choose just one, so we decide to mix patterns. I absolutely love the outcome. We choose solid colors for the lining, so the bag wouldn’t look too busy. My Aunt requested a shallow pocket to help keep little things organized. It’s not something I would have designed myself, but it’s fun to step outside my comfort zone. My Aunt is a very talented artist, check out her work here, it’s a lot of fun to collaborate with her. Hopefully we’ll do it again soon!
This week I’m excited about Valentine’s Day (a fun excuse to cover everything in hearts!) and I’m going to make some bigger laptop bags. I have to draft the laptop bag pattern first, and I most likely won’t want to practice it. It’s the same thing as my other laptop bags, only bigger, so I’m hoping I don’t regret this decision. I already have my fabrics picked out for the first one. It’s for my boyfriend, who has been nagging me for weeks.
Now, I know that there are a lot of people who insist that black and brown don’t match, but I strongly believe they do. I picked out his fabrics for the most part and he gave the ok. I love this upholstery sample (middle fabric), it has little flecks of grey in it. I really hope this project goes as planned, I’ll be bummed if I have to find something else to do with smaller pieces of this upholstery sample.