Hello dear friends! I hope you have a great time and enjoy your weekend! This is second post I prepared today – the first one I left on side, because I managed to make the little bag that I needed last month! You saw the beginning a while ago but then I just didn’t have the right moment to continue. If I have my idea well planned in my mind, it really doesn’t take so much time to finish it.
This is the back side of the bag. I was out just in time to have enough light to take some photos. First we were around in the garden with Nero and Hanna and there were just the last sunbeams and on the other side of the sky there was already moon which looked full moon.
I had a bag in my mind … perhaps from last summer. This leather bag was close enough to help me to decide the size. This bag doesn’t have any pockets, it’s the most simple bag. But especially now I need to separate my things. My plan began when I tried to think how to make a bag with several sections inside.
I started by cutting 4 pieces with same size. I sew two and two to have two sleeves. Then I put the lining sleeve inside the main sleeve (right sides together) and sew the one edge closed. Like this I got one long tube. I pressed and irond the seams open. I didn’t put the seams of the lining and the main fabric in the same place – like this I avoid to have too thick seams.
Then I turned the lining inside, pressed and ironed again. Now I think you can guess what I had in my mind …
The other end is still open and before I closed that, I made the strap.
Strap is about 48″ (long enough to pass over your shoulder)
Finished size for the bag-piece is about 7″ x 17″
Finished cover is about 3,5″ x 6″
I made the cover like I did with the ‘2 in 1’ make-up bag. See that tutorial HERE. When I sew the other end of the bag, I added the strap between the seam. The cover piece I added after that stitching second time around the edge.
When sewing the cover piece I added between the seam elastic ribbon for the closing. In the middle of the long piece of bag I sew two stitching lines. This is the bottom of the bag.
Now the bag was almost finished but it needs to be folded. I had many ideas for this but couldn’t make them with my knowledge and home-sewing machine. So I just simply folded the piece and sew the edges. Here I found out how to make this easier next time. I shall cut only one piece instead of two and I shall place the seam in the middle and inside the bag (with the main fabric and with the lining). Like this there is now seams on the sides!
Now I hope you can imagine that gorgeus button on the bag … I was just too hungry to sew the button and had to leave it later. Lucky me, hb had cooked! I bought two really big wooden buttons from Finland last spring. I think this button cost the same as all the other materials!
This wooden fabric is from Ikea and it’s firm canvas; perfect for bags. Lining is up-cycled cotton (he didn’t miss his trousers yet!). Elastic ribbon is a hair-ribbon.
Practical and small this bag is and that was my goal! I needed something to keep my camera, phone and keys (not to try to fit all of them in my pockets) when I go for sea glass searching with my Golden friend …
… and what sea glass we found …
Now I don’t know when and how much I have time for sewing, but I hope to make also big tote bag with this same wooden fabric. Now I’m still using my ‘Trees’ shopping bag. If you have a moment, look that post to see two bags and one pouch made with green/white/black Ikea fabric. Nero is dreaming about the mouse and Hanna is singing! I made that shopping bag with the style of Marimekko and it is the best tote bag – big and strong – but I have use it too long and I need new colour.
Thank you so much again for stopping by and leaving the most wonderful comments! I’m so happy to see new readers and followers – thank you, too! Thank you also Sage for your lovely post about the parcel you received from me and Nero! Sage won our give away a while ago – mini quilt with some sea glass! Visit Nero’s sweet friend Sage HERE! I wish you great weekend and hope you have good weather to have a walk – perhaps even find some sea or other glass!
Hugs and kisses!