It's February! That means I can share the latest bag I tested. I made this Sublime Bag, pattern from Sew Sweetness, and it's the February pattern for the Bag of The Month Club.
I love the details on this bag! The front exterior pocket opens on both left and right sides of the pocket, and I think metal zippers really help add some bling to this low-hardware bag. I used cork from the Sew Sweetness shop, and chose the black with silver specks to match my zippers. The cork was a dream to work with on this bag, and one piece of 18" x 54" is enough for this pattern.
The pattern has instructions for rolled handles, like I did here, or flat handles. The rolled handles in cork were a breeze! If you prefer, you could also add some hardware on the connector and do your handles separately.
As usual, I made my own double pull zipper, but a single pull zipper works here too.
The purse feet are optional of course, but I thought they went well with my cork.
I added a bag label from Emmaline Bags on the back, because it never hurts to #putabirdonit (see here for reference).
Inside is just as lovely! There's a zippered pocket, and a divided accordion pocket.
The pattern calls for 2/3 yard of exterior fabric (pink in my bag) but I actually managed to make it with just one fat quarter, although I had to cut the lining of my front pocket from a different fabric. I just thought I'd mention it in case you only have a FQ of a special fabric and want to use it for this bag. I used Safari Moon, an older collection from Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics. As mentioned earlier, I used one piece of 18" x 54" cork from Sew Sweetness, but the pattern has instructions for both fabric or vinyl/leather/cork. I followed the pattern exactly for all the interfacing suggestions, and I really like the body and structure it resulted in.
I'm pretty sure I've shared this before, but I'm so slow at sewing, really! This bag was rather quick though, even the cutting and prep didn't take too long. Another winning pattern from Sara at Sew Sweetness! This pattern is only available as part of the Bag of The Month Club, so if you haven't yet, sign up to get the exclusive patterns!
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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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