Sunday, June 05, 2011

New Patchwork Bucket Bag.

Do You like my new bag?

It rained and poured all day yesterday so that was a good time to sew. I almost got finished but couldn't see well on the black as the day drew to a close. I finished it today. This one has a button ( you can see it if you enlarge the photo ) and clasp made by folding a narrow piece of fabric under at the edges and then in half again and sewing up and down it. It means the bag may be used open( if very full ) or shut. My last one sometimes tipped over in the car and spilled it's contents so hope this fixes that problem. I made the handles 30" long this time so it can fit right over my head if I want it to for security or when hands are busy taking photos. I put 2 small pockets inside - a must to keep car keys from burrowing to the bottom. For any of you who have made this bag ( Joyce and Andrea and others ) you will know deciding what angle the pockets needed to be sewn on was quite funny. ( The seams are sewn around the bag not up and down. )
 I am well pleased with this - very satisfying.

5 comments:

Jennifer said...

I do like your new bag - very 'New Zealand'!

Joyce said...

I love the colors on this one. I think I'd probably try to add the inner pockets at the end. I can't imagine figuring the angles while assembling...although adding them at the end would be a challenge too.

Shirley Goodwin said...

I make bags similar to this but not the same - they are fun to make and I use mine all the time. I am getting close to needing glasses - hope you're getting used to your new ones.

Rose Marie said...

I made two of these bags when everyone else was making them. Putting an inside pocket is such a good idea ... love your bag!

Guðrún said...

You bag looks great and with many new features!