Now it is my turn for this fab tour!! Okay, this bag is a work of genius. Please read this whole post because once you see this bag, you are going to want to buy it. It is genius!! It is four bags in one, it reverses, it converts! It is a work if genius!
And, it is on sale for 25% off! The code is bagtour and you can buy the pattern here.
(Notes: I am not an affialiate but you still should buy this pattern. I was given this pattern for free as part of this blog tour but my opinions are completely my own and I swear I would not lie to you.)
So, first of all, I made this bag twice. The first time I made this bag was with fabric I got as part of a fabric swap. You can read about it here. I got the cutest fabric, absolutely perfect fabric for me. And I saved it for this pattern. But, I made a mistake. I hate making mistakes. Don't you HATE making sewing mistakes. I used midweight fusible interfacing that was really too weighty for this pattern and it ruined the bag. I broke three needles AND my (beloved) clear plastic sewing foot and used my seam ripper at least a dozen times making this bag. Which was all my fault because the interfacing was too weighty. So, I ended up ripping it all apart and made just the bottom half of the bag for my 7 year old. She's happy as a clam with it. The rest of the fabric had to be tossed. I was heartbroken.
And I thought I would have to let Sarah, of Cozy Nest, down by not blogging about it because I was not able to meet my deadline. And that was so stressful! I am a type A personality. I MEET DEADLINES! I TURN IN HOMEWORK ON TIME. I DO NOT LET PEOPLE DOWN! I had to capitalize that to emphasize how stressed out I was about not getting this tour sewing done.
But, the kind and generous Sarah gave me a second chance! She rescheduled my tour date and here I am. I made the bag again, this time with better interfacing.
(Why are there so many choices anyway??)
And here is my finished bag.
Did I mention that it is FOUR bags in one!!
I love this bag! It is fun and not hard to sew. The directions are very well done and, when you have the pdf file open on your computer, there are links throughout the pattern for you to click on to go to her website to get even more visual help with putting things together. Brilliant!! I think this is a perfect bag pattern for a woman on the go, a tween, doing on a date, whatever! It is just so fun and clever. And a great way to use smaller pieces of fabric. As you can see, my bag has four different fabrics, three Jennifer Paganelli Sisboom fabrics, all from my "too small to make a dress" bin.
Now, check out the giveaway!!
Check out the rest of the tour and don't forget to look at older posts, too!!
Monday, July 28th
Maria of Mia's Creations
Niki Stringer of Roonie Ranching
Alyssa Carrion at Keep Calm & Carrion
Tuesday, July 29th
Lynn Potts of PottsCrafty
Marilyn Brandt at Shades of Bold
Wednesday, July 30th
Vicky Myers of Vicky Myers Creations
Liz Schaffner at MOMENTS
Sarah at Cozy Nest Design
Thursday, July 31st
Amy Macdonald with Friends Stitched Together
Kathy from Handmade Dress Haven
Judith Clauss of Judith Stitches and More
Friday, August 1st
Jonie Brooks with Knot Sew Normal
Lorena Rey of my way of...
Bethany Rapp with Sweet Bee Buzzings