Not that I'm asking the right people...I guess that most people who read this blog like my sewing and other sewers would appreciate the effort it takes to make a bag. I have made this bag for a silent auction at the school. I hope that somebody buys it. Well, specifically, I hope that somebody likes it enough to pay a decent price for it.
The pattern is Nicole Mallalieu's City Shopper Bag, in her book, you sew, girl! The body of the bag is a linen, from Tessuti. The patchwork panels on the front are linen, cotton and denim, including the scraps from my Marimekko teatowels.
I have used a vintage button to close the bag.
The straps are made from black canvas from Ikea. I like using black for the handles as I feel it gives the bag less of a home-made look. The Ikea canvas is strong enough that it doesn't need to be interfaced.
There is an internal, zippered pocket. I did depart from Nicole's instruction here and did a quickie zip / welt thingy.
I made one of these bags for myself, about a year ago, which I never blogged. You can see it here. The strap has faded a little, but apart from that, it is in good shape. The main fabric was an Echino cotton-linen print and the front flap was a Japanese cotton, both purchased when I visited Japan.
The lining is a mystery fabric from a garage sale.
And whilst I am catching up...here is another bag I made earlier this year, using cotton canvas remnants from Otilly & Lewis and an Amy Butler print for the lining. I have been disappointed in past bags made from Amy Butler fabrics as they fade terribly, but it should be okay in the lining. The canvas is heavy enough that I did not need to interface the bag.