Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Pleated bag

I have been working on a project for my self the last couple of days. I have been in search for a new bag. I don't get new purses often. I am not much of a shoe or bag person. When I buy 1 I use it for years, but because I use it for so long I usually get a expensive one. The last bag I got was 2.5 years ago. It is a Juicy couture. The deal was (with my husband) if I could sell the old one I could get a new 1. I have not had much luck with it yet. So I thought I could make 1.

So after searching for a week I found a pattern I really liked. Then came the fabric. I really do like the way it came out. I really didn't change anything here.

After the bag was done I wanted a wallet to match. I found this at Walter + Veronica. Then I saw this at Noodlehead and knew I wanted this if I was going to be carrying a purse instead of a diaper bag.

For the wallet I changed things up a bit, because I was not using oil cloth (I wanted it to match my bag). I had to allow for extra seam allowance. And because I was not using it for the envelope system I didn't add as many zipper pockets as suggested. I added one for cash and one for change. I used interfacing for the outer wallet and now that it is done I wish I had used it for the zipper pockets. I also wish I had used colored Velcro.

For the diaper pouch the only thing I made differently was: not using linen and I made the 2 layers the same size thinking that it would accommodate my cloth diapers better. It looks like I need a new travel case, because it sure does not match and it is a little thick. If I use that travel wipe case I can only fit 1 cloth diaper, but If I use a different one I can fit 2 diapers changing pad and a case.



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A* said...

I love your bag and the matching accessories are really cute!

Olivia said...

Your bag is awesome! It is very cute!! I'm the same way about bags, though I've never bought a really expensive one--I buy them and use them a long time. Hmmm, Maybe I could get my mom into making bags...

Megan said...

Three cheers for making something just for yourself! I adore the fabric you chose and the coordinating pieces are great!

Misty said...

Your bag turned out great!! And I love the matching wallet and diaper clutch!

Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Amy said...

I love the fabric you used. I have been meaning to make a bag for myself. I am wanting to ditch the diaper bag, but need something big enough to still accomodate the things I need for my two small youngins. I love the wallet/diaper case. That is sooo functional. Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

cute purse!!

inday_adin said...

The bag is cute! You did great with yours. :)

Amanda said...

So pretty! Love the matching accessories!