Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Fireside Bowl Bag

I am so extraordinarily done with this winter. Luckily, I am feeling better but now I'm on a snow day, go figure. At least I can say I've finally completed a project this year!

I'm slowly working my way through Big City Bags by Sara Lawson, and the Fireside Bowl bag is one of my favorite patterns in the book. I've been swooning over these bowler style bags popping up, I was glad to see one in this book,as it saves me from having to buy another pattern and Sara's patterns are so easy to follow.

As is apparent from some of my other bags I love red and blues together, it reminds me of some mod kitchen out of the sixties and these colors seemed perfect for this bag.

It was a pretty easy sew, the only somewhat challenging part was getting the front and backs attached to the zipper panel evenly (I think I use a gazillion pins when lining up curved pieces. It did require some hand sewing on the interior,  which I'm really not great at, but I think I did ok. 

I did decide to leave off the accent pieces  the pattern calls for, I think it's a beautiful touch but I wanted to keep it to two fabrics. I almost added some piping it but decided against it. 

It's actually a really roomy bag, and I was surprised by how large it is (this is what happens when you don't read the whole pattern, huh?).

Now that I'm snowbound today, I need to decide on my next project. Maybe I'll get up the courage to cut into some of those lovely fq bundles I have! 

Stay warm! 


Missy Shay said...

I love that bag, it is so cute!

Tracy VT said...

Gorgeous! My next choice too after our testing of the January BOM!

shelley fields said...

Oh I love your bag...and the prints you selected. I wasn't sure I wanted to tackle this pattern now but your version is motivating me to go for it. Beautiful bag!! :-)

Cyndi @ The Nosy Pepper said...

Thank you so much Shelley! It is a wonderful pattern and you should totally go for it. I thought it would be more complicated than it was, it came together really quick except the small bits of hand sewing (I'm not so great with that lol).

CeLynn said...

Your bag turned out just perfect! The nice thing about making bags for yourself is being able to customize them to suit the individual. I also am not so good at the hand sewing part,but managed.

Mara said...

Can I ask do you always use the amount of interfacing that Sara recommends? Your bags look so fantastic, so maybe that is what I do wrong, I'm just not sure my machine could handle all of those layers.

Angela Bullard said...

Beautiful bag! I misread the instructions when constructing my zipper panel and I think it ended up being easier :) Go figure!! Thanks so much for linking up. I hope to see your February bag soon!

Shawn said...

I was also surprised at how large the bag was. Your's looks amazing!