A new pattern from Lorelei Jayne and it's a beauty!!!
|the BG Bag|
The BG Bag was released on Etsy last night and I believe it's going to be a winner for this little cottage business. I found it very easy to follow and make up. To be honest the most time consuming and complicated part of the creative process was getting my iron hot enough to iron the interfacing to my selected fabric. Yup it really is THAT easy!! And besides easy it is versatile.
When you purchase the pattern it not only includes the handbag pattern that I made and have pictured here, but also a beach bag size which can easily be converted for multiple uses... I'm thinking with the addition of some simple pockets you can have a basic nappy bag, and then with or without pockets you have a WIP (work in progress) craft keeper, knitting/crochet bags with oodles of room to store your projects as well as the pattern, needles, hooks, additional supplies etc... As a beach bag there is plenty of room inside for a towel, change of cloths, thongs (or flip-flops, jangles, etc whatever they are called in your part of the world) and sunscreen.
The bag is easy to accessorise as well. There are instructions for a magnetic closure. It is able to be completed to be fully reversible and with a little tweaking you can change the handles to attach with D rings for a little added personality. I made a little key fob to go with my bag which I filled with some beautiful dried heads of organic lavender - it really does smell divine!!!
In summary I am absolutely loving this design and pattern. I can't wait to get stuck into making some more and experimenting. I'm planning to make myself a new handbag after my lovely black and white expensive number recently died. I'm also going to make something a little less restrained for my teenage daughter and a few craft bags and a nappy bag... Oh my "to-do" list keeps growing and growing!!! Actually, I think a trip to spotlight may just be added to my "to-do" list for tomorrow so I can select the perfect fabric for my next BG Handbag ;)