Deby Coles Cross Body Bag no 15 Our Friends in the Garden

caroline     caroline reverse bag

Are you getting bored with all these versions of the CBB?

I am not, as each and every construction looks so very different and is a joy for me to have and wear depending on my mood and what I am wearing.

OK, but now that I have made version 15 and have no more workshops booked until 2016 I will be making different projects for the rest of the year so there will now be more variety in the blog posts.

Before I move onto pastures new, just a little bit of information about bag no.15 which was made whilst demonstrating the construction at the workshop held on 14th November at New Threads, Weyhill Fairground.

As indicated in the heading, the main fabric of the bag is made from a Lewis & Irene printed cotton – Our Friends in the Garden. I just love this print on the dramatic dark background which I felt was complimented by the bold Cerise pink cotton lining. That came from cutting up a skirt that I no longer wear (Skirts and me – more of that in the next post). In order for the construction details not to be lost in the design of the print I added some narrow piping for definition of the curve shaping of the flap. For the back zipper pocket I repeated that definition by using a Cerise pink zip. Although I cut the strap just 4 inches wide, I did not turn in the full amount of seam allowance and hence the strap is slightly wider than the hardware, I like that the strap is now more stable when sitting on my shoulder.

Cross Body Bags – that’s all folks!