Friday, March 14, 2014
The Ellie Bag
Awhile back I saw and pinned this cute bag tutorial, the Ellie travel case tutorial from over at Fabric Mutt. I took a day to sit down and make it because I ...need more bags? The tutorial is pretty fabulous. Thanks to my practice making the Aeroplane bag from Sew Sweetness I had better success with sewing a zipper in this way, and added an interior zippered pocket.
I used two prints from Pat Bravo's Carnaby St collection, Go Go London in Powdery for the exterior and Psychedelia in Gold for the lining. I also used Essex linen in Ivory for the exterior and handle. The only real problem I had is that I SUCK at attaching handles without ending up with lots of extra sewing. I don't know how people make them look so neat and tidy, and maybe I wouldn't be so aware of it if I hadn't used pink aurifil for it ;)
This was a fun bag to make, and I'm going to make another too. I actually used enough batting and interfacing so that is stands up and holds its shape, I guess there is a first time for everything!
Linking up to SewJo Saturday at My Go-Go Life.