Friday 2 September 2011

The Italian

After I made my first Ruby Star Rising bag  back in March, I received two commissions for bags that were all a direct result of it. Since I also made a messenger bag called "See you later" . For those of you who are waiting for a pattern and tutorial on the messenger bag I have to ask for a little more patience. I am waiting for another commission for this bag to come in that I then want to use as the base for my pattern.

But today I would like to share with you the second instalment of "The Italian" (formerly known as Jude's bag). This one will not become a pattern just jet as I am still changing things but I am hoping it will become one in the future.

I made a few changes compared to the first model in that I chose not to do external seems as it was a to much fiddly work to add the bias binding around the whole back. I only chose to do that at the top of the back this time.

And I also added a zippered inside pouch.

I absolutely adore this bag as it is so roomy but still very light. This is the perfect bag for those of us who like a big bag (like me !). I just can't really deal with small bags where only a mobile phone and a key fits it.


  1. Wow Judith, you really are making some wonderful bags these days!

  2. Fab choice of fabric - lovely bag.

  3. Ooooo ahhhhh lurvely! Clever you! love the zippy pocket too, very useful - I must learn how to do one of those!

  4. I may get the Mafia to pay you a visit and get one of those bags for me! Love them!


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