This fabric has been screaming to me in my sewing room.
I love color. I love bold. And I don’t own a black purse.
This is the larger version of the Companion Carpet Bag pattern by Mrs. H. The purse frame is from Emmaline Bags.
I think I could carry camping supplies in here. Like I would go camping!
The sparkle vinyl bottom will protect against cooties. Because purses are prone to catching cooties.
I love the way this bag turned out! Probably because the fabric is just so amazing. Made by Alexander Henry, it is called Contigo. Apparently that means “with you” in Spanish. I also looked up “me equivoque,” which means “I was wrong.” So now I suppose I’ve got a carry-on offering apologies from the ancient Mayans. I guess they felt the need to apologize to that woman who fainted from the excitement of becoming a human sacrifice. Or something like that. See the tequila bottle to the left of then agave plant?
What a great pattern! I used the Aragon Bag pattern by Sew Sweetness. You can buy it here: https://sewsweetness.com/shop/aragon-bag I made a few modifications so it will work for me. I left off the front pocket, since I didn’t want my handsome Mayan bisected with a flap. Although I had no problem bisecting Our Lady with a zipper.
I also made it two inches deeper, so hopefully I can cram enough in it for my weekend in Waikiki. I put a sturdy layer in the bottom and attached six feet so it doesn’t get airport cooties on it in transit.
Check out the skeleton dude taking a shot!
Rustled up some charming little fellows for the interior. I don’t think you can ever have too many zip pockets.
Looking forward to field testing this next Friday. Hopefully it will scare away some little kids in the airport. Hmmm…I wonder what other cool things I could make with Contigo fabric?
Stay crafty, my friends.