Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Retro Inked Bag for Amy

I have 1 day off from work and what should I do? Clean house....hmm nah...  Catch up on some reading....hmmm relaxing but...nah.. I know... I will make a bag.   I woke up excitied on Tuesday morning  to start making this bag for a friends teenage daughter.  I had so many ideas flowing through my mind, but the hard part was making them happen.  I'm happy to say after many hours in my sewing room, I have completed the most FAB BAG ever!!!!


This bag was a challenge from the word go.  My friend Shireen wanted me to make a bag big enough for her daughter's (Amy) dance stuff and the wish was granted.  My inspiration starting from the fabric "Retro Inked Girls fabric from Alexander Herny that was use as the main fabric that Shireen picked out which then leaded to the theme of Retro Rocker.  Suits Little Miss Amy to a tee....


Finding the rest of the materials was a challenge.  Don't you just hate when you get an idea but you can't find the things to make it happen?  I had this problem but.... where there is a will, there is a way.  I could not find any fabric in the stores that looked like leather.  So...I went to Big W and brought a pair of those plastic leather tights.  And they worked like a dream with a bit of quilting.  I used it on the top and on the pocket and for the handle holders.  Talking about handles, I used two belts from Kmart and with a bit of cutting, sewing and glue they worked out perfectly. 


I love this bag...It 's soft, textured and has style LOL.. Didn't want to part with it. But I know Amy will love it and look after it.   Back to work now.  Can't wait until my next day off on tuesday so I can start a mother's day present.  I will have to do some sneaky question asking to find out what fabric she likes.

Hope everyone has a great week.  I will pop back in a few day with pics of some finished blocks.
Take care Katie xox

9 comments:

Roseanne said...

Nice to here from you. Just love your bag. You have put some detail work in to this bag. Amy is going to love it. What a good friend you are. Take care
Razzy

Cubby House Crafts said...

Before I read your post and saw your bag..I thought where did she buy that gorgeous bag!!Its just soo stylish and I love it! You clever girl!! Must be so hard to part with!
Lisa

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Wow...that bag looks fantastic!
Jane.

Sarah said...

Just GORGEOUS Kate! I thought it was a bought one too! You did a great job on that! Where did you get the pattern?

teresa said...

OMG AWESOME bag... I definitely wouldn't be able to part with it. just love it. and you were extremely clever to make it look so perfect!

Fiona said...

The bag is fantastic !! Great idea about the tights.

Hugs - Fee XX

Maree: said...

Love Your Bag..Great choice with the Leather & Fabric..Very Clever of You..I'm sure the recipient will just Love it
cheers

Vicki said...

What a modern and fabulous bag - could easily be a bought one with a large price tag, Kate!

mandapanda said...

This bag is totally awesome! You should make a heap of them to sell, I know a lot of people who would love one!! I spose the more you make the easier it would become too! Amy is one lucky girl!!!