Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bags for Mel

My friend Melanie is going away for a two week school and I thought I would give her some special bags to help carry her loads. 
She happened to mention a couple of months ago that she needed a laptop bag so this is what I whipped up for her tonight.
That buckle was originally on someones belt. Another weighty op shop find.

This next bag is for her big study books.
It is basically like a green bag and doesn't even have a flap. Listening to the rain pour down right now I am wondering whether I should add one quickly. 

This gorgeous print is from a little ebay shop called Vintage Creation. 
There are so many superb prints and it was really difficult to choose one. The print ended up being larger than I thought and as I am too tired to think straight it hasn't been framed as nicely on the bag as I wished it was.

The lining was made using an Ally X shirt from the oppy. 
The fabric is cambric which I simply adore working with as it always does what you want it to. 
I love the way the shirt details have added individuality to the bag. That last button on the top is to cover the fact that my measuring was lousy and I simply tucked at least an inch in instead of recutting it.

Thanks for stopping by.
I think I'll go to bed now and enjoy the rain on the tin roof.


  1. I think your Bag is gorgeous,i absolutely love the print on it !!

  2. Fantastic bags. I especially love the one with the ladies print. You clever thing.
    Anne xx

  3. Oh these are wonderful! Such gorgeous prints , oh and your blog is looking wonderful - where on earth did you find this wonderful girl pattern!


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