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!
I finished my boyfriend’s laptop sleeve. It was a pain in the ass!!! I had it all done on Wednesday but it wouldn’t hold its
shape and it was boring so I had to take the it ALL apart. I added more interfacing, some just for looks top stitching, and put it back together. I’m happy with how it turned out, but I’m glad to be done.
I don’t enjoy making laptop bags as much as purses because it has to fit something specific, with purses there are no rules. Which is why I’m really looking forward to my main project this week, it’s a little, circle shaped bag. I’ve been dreaming about since the summer. I already did some practicing with my pattern so I’m ready to just go for it!! I’ll be using fabrics I have oodles of so if things don’t go as planned it wont be the end of the world , but maybe close to it…jk. The amazing rainbow fabric is going to be the front and back of the bag, the charcoal is for the side and strap. I’m also going to do some little leather details in black suede. I have theses little bitty pieces of amazingly colorful leather that would be so fun for this bag but the little voice in my head is telling me I should just hold off on the irreplaceable materials.
I’m so in love with this rainbow fabric I tried it out for my background. Not sure if I like it though. Oh well. Honestly, all this computer stuff is just really frustrating for me, I just want to sew. Hopefully this will all be easier 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.