Monday, June 25, 2012

Back to bags

I need a new bag badly as I've been toting around my old favorite for well over 3 years now. I change her up now and then but I always come back to the old one as it's so comfortable, just the  right size (ok maybe a little too small, I always stuff it to the rim) and I love how comfortable it is to just sling across on shoulder.

Sew Sweetness

So upon getting the inspiration I needed from the Purse Palooza at Sew Sweetness and previous post with Miss Beau Jangles pretty tote I decided it was time to dig into my jeans pile and get started. I had this vision of one of the really popular fold over bags that you can find everywhere right now, however, I didn't find any pattern that caught my fancy so I just decided to go where the jeans took me, and a little trial end error later, this bag was born =)


It's made from an old and very loved pair of Calvin Klein jeans of mine so I figured I make good use of the little mini pocket with the tag on which normally is in the front pocket, I think it looks quite fun in the back pocket like so.


When you open the fold there's a very handy zippered pocket hidden there. 


The little elephant was a gift from a good friend and I really wanted him to come along.

Really poor photo of the inside I know but you can see that there's another zippered pocket in there, as well as some pockets for pens, my comb and what will be my my phone pocket.I was super excited to find that I had some more of the lining fabric, I though I'd given what I'd left away, but as it turned out I apparently had even more in one of the last bags I had to unpack from the move ^^


The original shape of the bag was actually this but when I'd sewn it together like so I didn't like it at all so I cut it straight and redid it. Like it much better now =)


I'm quite happy with the outcome, really has the potential to become a new favorite =)

7 comments:

  1. Den är ju kanonläcker!! Bra jobbat, raring - kommer med all säkerhet att bli en favvoväska.
    Kramisar

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  2. Greetings from Finland. You have beautiful work.

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    1. Thank you! Hope you have better weather in Finland then I had when I visited Sweden =)

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  3. Gud vilken snygg väska!! Så himla cool. Tänk om ja kunde göra sånt där..

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