I hope you are having a really lovely weekend everyone (there's a still a few hours of it left!) It's lovely and sunny in my neck of the woods. I'm almost tempted to say that Summer is here, but you know what will happen if I do that...
Al has been away all weekend which has meant that I have managed to do quite a lot of stuff like (another) Ikea visit, putting up some shelving, a long walk with the woofer, finishing On Chesil Beach, an amazing visit to Kew Gardens (more about that next post), and I have finished this months Sewing World Magazine Bag - yay!
The theme for August month is 'the colour yellow and quick makes'.
So in keeping with the theme I designed this reversible handbag in Linen and quilt weight cotton (sorry about
posting loads of pics; it's for when I sell the bag at a later stage):
So this is the first time I've sewn a linen bag (yes, talk about slow to catch on...) and I'm hooked (well I should be seeming as I bought 5m of the stuff from Ikea). I made a cut out underneath the handles so there is room to slip your arm though should you want to use the bag as a shoulder bag. The fastening is a ribbon tie. I have used this fabric for the lining and these bamboo handles.
The bag has darts in the bottom to give it a 3D shape and a flattish bottom. The yummylicious ribbon is from an incredible trimmings market stall in Amsterdam. It has cute flowers which have been embroidered onto a transparent gauze, so pretty. In fact the reason I have called the bag Heidi is because the ribbon and linen combo makes me think of The Swiss Heidi.