Rose Tapestry Carpet Bag

The seasons are progressing and although a Mustard coloured bag is quite appropriate for the Autumnal colours of my wardrobe – I fancied a change!

Mrs H Pattern

When visiting the Festival of Quilts in August this year I purchased a couple of lengths of ‘tapestry’ fabric plus some faux snakeskin which I thought would be a great combination for a new Companion Carpet Bag using my TNT pattern from Mrs H Bags.

Rose tapestry fabric and coordinating faux snakeskin

Thus I embarked on yet another bag! I used the 8 inch bag frame and added an extra external pocket.

Additional External Pocket with stitched divider

Inside there are the usual slip and zip pockets plus a key keeper.

Interior with slip and zip pockets plus key keeper

Instead of fabric I used a set of Red polka dotted vinyl for the handles from my bag-making stash although after a couple of weeks wear I am not 100% happy with these and may well change them out for a tapestry set.

Faux Snakeskin panel/pocket with magnetic snap under

I have sufficient fabric remaining to be able to make the 12 inch framed bag and maybe even a necessary clutch wallet! So watch this space.

There is not much more to say about the bag except that I have received several compliments which is always a nice fillip to my bag-making ego.