Hello, happy Wednesday to you all!
How are things, friends? Have you been working on any fun sewing or quilting projects. I've been sort of all over the place lately with tons of screen printing, pattern designing, but also some "just because I feel like it" sewing.
I sewed up this pretty simple, yet very chic I think, bucket bag for myself. I fell in love with waxed canvas a while back, and I knew it would pair up beautifully with my own screen printed linen, leather, and lots of brass hardware.
I'm actually still a bit surprised at how much I love brass bag hardware these days. I've been silver / nickel only kind of girl for years now so this is a new, and very welcome change for me.
I'm happy I finally got to use this leather snap closure. It's been sitting in my studio for years now as I never seemed to have just the right project to use it in (it probably has something to do with the above mentioned silver hardware only "policy"). I hand stitched the snap in place once the bag was finished. It was a bit fiddly, as you can probably imagine, especially since I didn't want my stitches to show on the lining side, but well worth a bit extra effort.
And, I added a zipper pocket to my lining. I always add zipper pockets to my purses, but this was the first time I did a pocket this way. I love the way it looks and I'm sure you'll keep seeing it in my bags from now on :).
I also departed from my usual quilting cotton lining and used canvas instead. I worried a bit that it would be too stiff and hard to work with, but I completely fell in love with it as it sewed beautifully and it helps the finished bag to hold its shape. Oh, I greatly appreciated no need to add interfacing to the lining.
All in all, I'm super pleased with the way this bag turned out. I think it will make a great fall/ winter everyday bag.
And, in case some of you wondered, I will be turning it into my next pdf pattern. Stay tuned.