Wednesday, 18 January 2012

New Pippa bag

Remember this bag I was announcing oh so long ago?
Luckily I was tidying up my sewing space over the weekend and found half finished Pippa under piles and piles of fabrics...

So here she is, a new edition to my shop, small and elegant shoulder bag, made from robin's egg blue corduroy and golden jacquard, lined with cheerful bright red floral print. The bag has one interior slip pocket and one zippered pocket in the back.

And another Pippa bag just found a new home, thanks to wonderful Jeannine I found through Instagram - here is her view of the new bag - Thank you again :)

Finally, an update from my previous post - the nappy/diaper bag got a matching changing mat I made from dark blue & white polka dot waxed cotton canvas from Ikea - inside is a soft, white cotton waffle, the mat rolls up and closes with velcro.

Friday, 6 January 2012

New year, new projects

Hello again,

I hope everybody had a smooth transition into the 2012 leap year (what will we do with that extra day!), may it be a happy, creative and prosperous year for all!

A friend of mine asked me to design a diaper/nappy bag for her sister-in-law, who is expecting a baby. So I started my new year with a new bag - so far I have made a sample bag to test the pattern and I am quite happy with the result, so much that I intend to make more of these bags for the shop.

I used one of my happy printed cotton canvases by IKEA for the exterior (they are sturdy and washable) and lined it with black lightweight canvas and matching printed canvas for the pockets.
There are two larger pockets on one side of the interior for nappies, wipes, creme, etc., and a swivel hook to attach a dummy or a small toy you don't want to lose. On the opposite side there are three smaller pockets for bottles, tissues and other necessities plus a zippered pocket for valuables.

Both exterior and interior have folds for more volume so there is plenty of room for some extra baby clothes, bibs and other little things a mom might need in a hurry. All fabrics are interfaced and seams reinforced, the bag closes with a magnetic clasp and has adjustable shoulder strap.
The bag is 30 cm (12") wide on top and 35 cm (13.5") tall. I intend to make a matching foldable changing mat that fits in the bag, more pictures to follow...

And to get in the mood for coming spring season, I purchased some cherfull green and beige prints on white canvas and matching green lining - for a large tote perhaps or smaller hipster bags.

Valentine's Day is approaching as well so I better stop writing this post and start cutting out some nice little zippered pouches...

See you soon!

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