Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sugar and Spice

I'm still plodding along with my attempts at teaching myself to sew. Bags seem to be my thing as they are relatively quick to make and you have something useful when you are done. They are also great to give as gifts!

I bought this Sugar and Spice bag pattern from Chris W Designs quite some time ago but I was a bit hesitant to get started on it as it looked like it was going to be really complicated but in actual fact it was pretty straight forward. Christine's patterns are very detailed with lots of photos.

The piping was a real learning curve for me. Luckily Christine even has a great post on her blog on how to make your own piping.

I love the look of the added hardware for the handles. I was a bit nervous when it came to punching the holes for the rivets and then setting them but it was pretty easy with the right tools. I think next time I will add some metal feet to the bottom. I chose to use the black material for the bottom of the bag so that any grubby marks wont show up but the addition of metal feet would be even better.

I love that there is a zipper fitted to to the top of the bag to keep everything secure inside.

I also swapped one of the internal pockets for a zippered pocket.

I made a bit of a mistake and fitted the other internal pocket a bit high inside the bag so that it is too close to the zipper at the top but it is still usable.

Over all I am really happy with this bag and will definitely be making more.

I will be sharing my bag on the following linky parties this week:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Michelle :o)