Sunday, 30 September 2012

Skirt + Sheet = Satchel (obviously!)

I discovered a skirt with the most amazing Hawaiian print on it.  As you do.  It's just one of those gut instinct things - see it/love it/know that it will come in handy.

I already had a blue/teal coloured sheet that I wanted to use and thought it would go perfectly with the skirt.

I found a satchel pattern.  Jolly handy that.

And bingo - I created a satchel!

 

I'm really rather chuffed with the way it turned out. 

There was enough skirt fabric to make the front pocket, the front and back/flap out of.  I think I even have enough left over to make something else!  For the rest of the satchel, I used the sheet.


The outside of the bag is quite structured thanks to a new-to-me extra super duper solid interfacing.  I didn't know that existed - it's surprising what you discover!


All of the metalwork was brand new - I might see if I can find some preloved clips/rings etc for the next version. 

I always like to follow the pattern to the letter when I first sew something to see what happens.  Next time I might tinker with it slightly.  I love having a play with the pattern!


It's expandable in every which way.  Perfect for school maybe?


And I've just found the picture of the original skirt so thought I would add that to the post too to keep it all in one place :)

 
 
Already onto the next project!
 
 

 
 

7 comments:

  1. Oh I love this one! Made me feel happy just looking at it!

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    1. Thank you, Jennifer!

      It was from Lisa Lam's A Bag for all Seasons book.

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  3. i love this , but how did you make the front pocket?

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    1. Thanks Sara!

      It was 2 strips of fabric, sewn wrong sides together, turned inside out and sewn carefully to the front of the bag and the front of the pocket.

      Hope that makes sense!

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  4. The two fabrics were made for each other. A fabulous bag, Selena!!!

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