I love this design so much! Such a convenient little bag, I just had to make another one. This one is made of a pillow case (the flap, more on that further down in this post) and some wax tablecloth (purple exterior) and I'm so happy with it! The Hollywood Handbag pattern is available here.
I love that all my stuff is safe when I'm out and about thanks to the double closures, twist lock and zippers!
Feel free to laugh with me at the fact that I chose silver zipper pulls, sewed up the zippers and then it turned out I had no more silver D-rings or swivel snap hooks! So the exterior of the bag is antique brass, while the interior under the flap is silver *lol* But at least that made it possible for me to use my adorable little flamingo charm I got from by dear friend Anki.
I chose a turquoise lining to match the flap.
I freemotion quilted one piece of the exterior with cute little monstera leaves, thinking I'd use it on the outside, but once the bag started coming together it didn't look quite as good as I'd hoped... So I used them on the side that's folded in instead as can be seen in the two open photos here. The quilting came out nice though.
The back is plain.
The fabric I used for the flap was from two pillows I bought back in June last year. The print was irresistible (I just love monsteras and orchids) and just begged to be made into bags!
This was one of the last pieces, as I also made a Daytona Bag from them, that I realize i totally have forgotten to show here on the blog! Shame on me, so here it is.