The seasons are changing and so must my bag. Currently bag versions II to V are all located at various sewing stores advertising the upcoming sewing workshops and in the meantime I have been using Bag version I which is a Linen Union printed in Pink on a Cream background – not really suitable to co-ordinate with my Autumn wardrobe. For the time being I will use the new bag until I have the opportunity to make another in the great Autumn shades that I love – so watch this space.
This bag was made from a naive print of White on Petrol Blue furnishing fabric that was donated by a friend. Although the Linen Union fabric is quite robust I still used fusible interfacing, Vilene F220 on the outer fabric and fusible wadding on the lining. As I did not have sufficient to make the entire bag in this colour, the reverse zip pocket is in the same print but a contrast Forest Green colourway. The lining is made using a Creamy White curtain lining from my stash. The top stitching and construction sewing was done using Aurifil 80 thread in White, originally purchased from New Threads at Weyhill Fairground. (http://www.new-threads.com/)
The only items that I bought to complete the bag were the hardware: a tuck lock, swivel hooks, D rings and an adjuster rectangle all in nickel.
Another lovely bag for my growing collection – at this rate I shall have one for each month of the year!