Do you like my new bag? ‘It’s white!’ I hear you cry.
I would never buy a white bag but making one that I know I can wash is another matter. Anyway I needed a nice roomy packable bag to take me to lunch whilst on honeymoon. And if you can’t be flippant on honeymoon, when can you be?
Isn’t the fabric fabulous? It is a white bonded lace, courtesy of White Tree Fabrics. Basically it is a lace that is already bonded onto a satin back. So instead of you layering two fabrics together as I did for my wedding handbag,
it is done for you. This makes the fabric incredibly stable. As easy as sewing cotton. This fabric would make an incredibly cute 60’s shift dress. I might just have time to fit one in the 8 week count down to our trip.
The pattern for the bag came from this book.
Don’t be surprised if you see a few more makes from this book! I plan on making the front cover clutch bag next.
This one was incredibly simple.
And the whole lot sewn together, right sides to right sides. The outer fabric turned the right way around and inserted into the lining and joined together along the top curve. Then turned and top stitched.
I can really see this bag in an Orla Kelly fabric which would be perfect for an upcoming friend’s birthday.
Meanwhile, I’ll just have to pack mine away. Somewhere it won’t get dirty!
Love, Lucie x