It's here! The Clover Convertible Bag is the first bag in the new Bag of the Month Club, and it's from their newest designer in the group: Celine from Blue Calla Sewing Patterns. This bag is not quick, but it's loaded with features. In addition to being really functional, the added details make it extra special.
I really love the piping details between the panels. I never would have thought of it and I think it highlights Celine's creativity in her pattern designing.
Check out this train case bottom! You could insulate it and carry your lunch around, or just keep makeup in there, or whatever else you want separate from the main compartment.
I like how the bag looks with the magnetic snaps done up; it narrows the top and helps secure the contents of the bag. You could undo them to make more space too!
The back of the bag shows how this bag converts from backpack to cross body. The cross body configuration is shown above, or move the clips to the lower D-rings and attach the O-ring to the center clip to carry as a backpack.
I made the flap with the woven panel I featured here. I actually made the weaving specifically for this bag. I love how the tongue lock from Emmaline Bags shines and adds the perfect amount of bling to the bag.
The top handle and bottom are made with cork from Sew Sweetness. It's a wonderful material to sew and is a great alternative to leather.
I received several different Alison Glass prints from Sitka Fabrics and since I used Alison Glass for my weave, I used these for the lining of the bag too. The main (purple) is the Andover Chambray that I also used in the weaving. It has different colours depending on the light it catches, such a cool farbic!
There's a zippered interior pocket, plus a divided slip pocket. I used metal zips for all but my train case.
I think the front panel with the zippered pockets and piping is my favourite. It took quite a while but it's so worth it.
What will you load yours up with?
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Hi! I'm Reece and I love to sew! I'm also a mom and a wife. I love being crafty and sharing tips.
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