Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Lucy Bag


I've said it before, and I'll say it again: what I love most about sewing is the ability to make anything you want and to make it exactly the way you want it. Take my latest finish, the Lucy Bag...


My sister Amy is going on vacation this week and asked if I could sew a bag for her to use on the trip. We talked about ideas, and she drew me a few sketches to work from. I asked what kind of fabric she liked; she pointed to my recent patchwork mini iPad case and said, "Something like that...I love that." I pulled fabrics, started sewing, and emailed her photos to get approval on details as I went along.


The bag features a front zip pocket, a large inner pocket, a small inner zipper pouch with a detachable ring, and a crossbody strap which can also be removed if desired. The main body measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/2" and is about 2" deep, making it large enough to hold a few necessities without becoming easily overloaded. I used black and white linen Mochi Dots for the exterior, while the bag is lined in a bright print by Denyse Schmidt which my sister absolutely loves.

And the result is one sweet little bag, reminding me that collaboration really can be a beautiful thing.

17 comments:

  1. I am impressed you are talented enough to create an adorable bag without a pattern. WOW!!!

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  2. And that mochi will wear really well. Very nice!

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  3. Beautiful! Gorgeous fabric choices and useful pockets! I always like a bag that zips up and what a great name ;)

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  4. Beautiful, especially the little inside pouch and the patchwork! xx

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  5. Great bag. My youngest daughter just asked me for a bag with a zipper on top. This is a great one although I need a pattern to make these ideas.

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  6. That is so adorable Heidi! Love it.
    xo jan

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  7. that's an adorable bag -- love it

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  8. This is the perfect bag for me, the only kind I will carry... I would like to find the leather strapping.. great job..
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  9. What a fantastic design! It is perfect for going on holiday. You and your sister make a great team.

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  10. I agree with the others - the mochi will wear well, and you and your sis make a great team! I love the detail of attaching the an interior zippy bag ; so his to be able to pull up the necessities without losing them!

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  11. I love your Lucy bag! I might just give it a try!

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  12. How adorable! Your sister is going to love it!!!!

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  13. It is so adorable! I love the combination of the black and white dot with the yellow zipper. It looks absolutely perfect for taking on a trip!

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  14. Oh my goodness.. It's wonderful...exactly what I have been looking for...but I am hopeless when it comes to bags...I need a pattern... Will you make one??? :0))

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  15. Totally hip and cute! I love the style and all of the fabrics! Any tutorial coming soon??..... We'd love it!!
    Your sister and you have good taste!!
    Susie

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  16. Is there any chance you will be selling a pattern for this. I looooove this bag!

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