Sunday, 14 August 2011

Mission complete

Our aim to finish Mum's bag before she returns home is accomplished. She did a wonderful job of it.


And if she happens to leave it behind, I wouldn't complain!


The details:
The pattern is Monica Poole's 'Spice of Life', a well-written pattern for an easy-to-construct, very stylish bag.


The main fabric is an Echino cotton/linen, purchased from The Home Patch, with a plain linen trim.


The star of this design is the spring-loaded handbag frame, which allows the bag to 'snap' open and closed. It works like a dream, and is good quality hardware. The frame was also purchased at The Home Patch.


Mum's bag is lined with a bird print fabric that my beautiful blogging friend Janelle sent me a while ago. It was just perfect for this project - thanks Nellie! 

The pattern has wonderful instructions for incorporating a zippered pocket, and a really sturdy, removable bag base.

I think there will be more of these bags made, I love it!

18 comments:

  1. Well Done to your Mum..Gorgeous Bag & I Love the Lining Fabric.
    cheers

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  2. Wow, it's beautiful. I love the fabrics. So bright and happy.

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  3. very gorgeous bag - where can you buy the spring loaded thingys? Do they come with the pattern?

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  4. Your mum did a great job of her bag, its goregeous

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  5. Thank you for posting the particulars for this beautiful bag! It's been fun watching your mom's progress. It is great, I love it! ~karen

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  6. That is just simply fantastic!

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  7. Your mum is so lucky! Its an gorgeous bag :o)

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  8. The purse is super cute. I am intrigued by the spring loaded frame. I am not sure of the size, but the purse looks like it might make a good "travel sew kit" for the essentials (scissors, pins, glasses, etc.). What do think? I am trying to come up with Go To kit. I am always forgetting scissors, or something when I take sewing on the road.

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  9. Oh, love it. Glad you got it finished AND got to drink wine, a very balanced week end if you ask me!

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  10. Looks very stylish! I have one constructed but can't get my hinge to work...must go & have another look...

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  11. I love it too, I want to make one. I've never seen those spring loaded tops. It's fantastic!

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  12. This bag turned out great. Love the choice of fabric, and the style. Great job!!!

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  13. It turned out so good! I love it. :)

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  14. Such a beautiful bag - I really love the Echino fabric

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  15. LOVE that bag, the lining fabric is exceptional! Looks like you had "Such Fun' making it ;)
    NN xx

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  16. Bloom well done to your mum,what a fantastic job she did making this bag,its beautiful

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