Aren't you a lovely little thing?
I have recently taken a slight detour from dressmaking and made some lovely bags, wallets and pouches . . . . and this is the lovely Ethel. This is a pattern by Swoon, and they have some most delicious ideas, my crystal ball tells me that there will be a number of these bags in my future! The pattern is free - so if you fancy dipping your toes in the bag making world - you can't go too far wrong here!
The fabric is from Ikea is a decor weight, and I used the recommended 20” wide fusible woven interfacing (Pellon Shapeflex SF101) where required and fusible batting instead of foam as I'm not too sure where I can get the foam, here in Canada.
The interfacing provides a surprising amount of stability but it is not rigid at all. The fusible batting is, of course, lovely. There are two large pockets on the front - somewhat hidden in the photo above due to some nifty pattern matching, but you can see a bit here:
There are also two pockets inside as well - just perfect! The straps are a great length for throwing the bag over my shoulder - my preferred mode of carrying!
I love this bag, and am planning the next version - hmm, what fabric to use next?
Have you made any bags? What is your favourite shape?