I finished my new bag (finally!). It is so nice to have a new finish. It feels like it has been forever since I finished a project. As you might remember I started cutting all the pieces two weekends ago and it wasn't until yesterday that I was able to finish it. But the wait was totally worth it. I love how it turned out; specially the pleats in the front of the bag. Right now this is my absolute favorite bag. It is super roomy, totally perfect to carry all my stuff around. And let me tell you, I carry a lot of stuff!
I used essex linen for the body of the bag and one of my most treasured prints of the Flea Market Fancy collection for the handles. I have been hoarding that Denyse Schmidt print for the longest time. I don't usually hold on to many fabrics but this one I just couldn't bring myself to cut into it. I just think it is so pretty; thus, I wanted to wait for the perfect project to use it. And I'm so glad I did. I just can't can't get over how well it looks with the linen. To keep things organized I added two pockets to the interior: one with a zipper to help things stay in place.
Pattern from the book
Wishing you a beautiful week!
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