Something completely different....

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

I'm a garment sewist - not a craft-sewist, or a bag-sewist.


With Mother's Day approaching, and my mother living on the opposite coast from me, I decided I had better actually get started on her Mothers Day gift.

I never know what to get my mother for any holiday. 

So, I decided to try a pattern that I had never tried....

I used fabric that I absolutely love from Moda's Zen Chic - their Comma line.  I used the Comma Asterisks in black and white.  It is so cool.  At least I think so....

I used black denim, and about $50 worth of interfacing and fleece, or so it seemed.  I used a cheap-o McCall's pattern, and I must say it went together very well.  There's a magnetic snap closure, and a zipper pocket inside.

I love this bag.  I'd use it.  In fact, I'm going to tell my mother to send it back to me if she doesn't like it!

On another note, when you see people selling handmade bags on Etsy, and you think, "Oh, I can make that myself for cheaper...." - think again.  This bag cost quite a bit.  A zipper, magnet snap, D-rings, fleece, interfacing.  I don't even want to add it all up.....


  1. This looks amazing Janice - I hope your mum loves it (or maybe not, since then you can have it!)
    I've been intending on making each of my kids a messenger bag, and have bought all the required bits - so totally agree on how expensive bag making is

  2. Very nice! I really like that fabric and the accent red is cool!