I thought I’d done a post about this fabric, but it would appear that I didn’t. I shall make up for it now.
Back in February my very lovely friend Amanda bought me this fabric
I planned to make a bag with it, but didn’t want to rush into it. At £55 a metre it was probably the most expensive fabric I’d got. I wanted to think about it and try to make the most of the gorgeous pattern. 7 months later and i was finally ready to take my scissors to it. Always quite scary cutting into good quality, expensive fabric.
I used my usual messenger bag template but I altered the dimensions a bit. I made the height shorter and the length wider and also made it width deeper. Which meant a wider strap. I backed the fabric with calico, just to make it a bit sturdier, and I lined it in denim.
I’m very happy with it and have had some lovely compliments on it. Mainly due to the quality of the fabric I feel. I just love this pattern though and find it very appropriate for living by the sea. I have enough fabric left over to make another bag, so although initially it was expensive fabric, if I can make two bags out of it, it won’t seem so bad.