A couple of weeks ago, I picked up two new Simplicity bag patterns on sale for a dollar each at Joann's. The bag I'm showing you today was my favorite look and is definitely my style. This was made using Simplicity pattern 0387 or 2396.
I chose to make Bag B (bottom right) on the pattern cover with Paisely in Amethyst and Opal in Fuchsia from Joel Dewberry's Heirloom collection. The lining was made from matching cotton fabric that I've had in my collection for a long time.
I'm thrilled at out the bag turned out! It was so simple to make, and had I been able to sit down and make it all at once, I think I could have finished it in roughly an hour and a half. UKMUMINUSA recently made this bag as well as you can see on her blog Cup of Tea and Slice of Cake (really, you should check out her bag, it is gorgeous!), and I totally agree with her that the most time consuming part of making this bag is cutting out all the pieces, and for me, fusing the interfacing to them. All in all, I thought the instructions were clear and that everything fit together perfectly.
The finished bag is roughly 11" high x 14" wide which is a nice medium size purse for carrying all the things we ladies like to carry. The pocket on the inside is large enough to hold a phone plus lipstick and maybe a pack of mints.
I couldn't believe that I got the fabric perfectly centered when I made the covered button using the circle pattern from the Opal in Fuchsia fabric.
Since I used a solid fabric for the lining, I still have roughly 3/4 a yard of each of my designer fabrics left. Because I bought the fabric on sale at Modern Fabric Studio and the rest of the supplies on sale at Joann's, I've only invested between $7 - $8 of materials in this bag. I think that is pretty good. Don't you?
Here's a sneak peak at some other projects I'm finishing up this morning. I'll be posting about them soon, too.
And I couldn't pass up sharing this photo of Ella with you. We should all be this happy in the morning! Have a great Monday!