Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Name, a name...

I have been debating on a name for this bag.

I wanted something different than along the line of a  "Pleated Bag" so I debate....Shoulder Sac, Shoulder Sack, Pleated Sack, Pleated Bucket....well I guess regardless of a name, I have been dying to cut into my recent purchase of hemp/cotton fabric.  I pickup a few shades, but by far, the gray is my favorite.   My other favorite is the recent addition of a  roll of 10oz Cotton Canvas that I will be using for the lining.  I like the contrast between the dark exterior and light interior and the canvas makes the lining extra durable.   

I spent another day cutting lining for several bags and then adding the interior pockets, a 2-slip pocket on one side and a zipper pocket on the other. The next day, after cutting the exterior for just this bag, I spent the whole day experimenting with the pattern.  I ended up with a 6" gusset which rounded the sharp corners which made for a large bag. 

I just love the look and feel of this bag.  It's extra large and with an adjustable strap you can wear it over the shoulder or messenger style. I have placed the bag in my Etsy shop and can be found here.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Time Flies

Where did I go....
I've been so busy sewing and making product (as my sister says) preparing for the Fine Arts & Designers Crafts on Bleecker that I have not had any time to tweet or catch up on my blog. 

My trip to NYC last week was great, as we wandered around, took in a Broadway show on Saturday (which was wickedly good)...

Attended the show on Bleecker on Sunday and then helped my sister with landscaping on Monday.
Now that my weekend is over, it's time to get back to work.