Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Charlotte Bag


I decided to take part in the 2nd round of Lia's Handmades Secret Tote Bag Swap, and on her flickr group we each have the opportunity to show what styles of bags we like, well... After going through some of the mosaics I found a bag pattern by Geta's Quilting Studio that I liked so much, I immediately bought the pattern and made one for myself.  The pattern comes in three different sizes, this one I made is the medium size bag. 


I've added pockets on both sides of the inside lining, big enough to hold small notebooks, a pen and cell phone.



The instructions are very easy to follow with a lot step by step pictures, so inserting this zipper for the outside pocket was surprisingly very easy.  I don't know why I am so afraid of sewing zippers, at first when I read through the pattern I though of leaving this step out, but I'm glad I decided to take the plunge... I even learnt how to sew in a magnet clip.






Happy sewing.

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21 comments:

Geta Grama said...

I LOVE it, Marelize The stripped fabric looks great on this pattern; you wouldn't say you stitched for the first time a zippered pocket! Thank you for sharing!

Karen said...

Very pretty Marelize! Don't you just love Geta's creativity! You nailed it with the fabric selections and great job on that zipper!

quiltswithpersonality said...

Gorgeous bag.... thanks for sharing.

Diana Mattoni said...

Love the color combo of green & pink stripes! Turned out so perfectly!

KT said...

Beautiful!

lattegirl40 said...

love her work!! I've bought a couple patterns but haven't found the time to sew them yet!! Love the purse!!!

Stephanie said...

Looks amazing! I can just imagine that with fall colors....burgundy and corduroys! I'm glad to see you didn't have trouble with the magnetic clip; I've never done one either, so that's reassuring! Now I'll have to check out that pattern at Geta's! Great post!

Ana Lopes said...

Beautiful and so handy! Love the fabrics combination!Thanks so much for sharing. Would love to have you visit my blog sometime.
Have a fabulous week!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Leona said...

beautiful bag! wonderful choice of fabrics..

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Nice! Looks so professional and a zipper too! Fun swap.

Maria said...

I'm over from FAFF. I love your bag and the colours you used. Geta makes such pretty designs.

slightlyoffquilter said...

I have been ogling that pattern myself ! Every time I see another one made I get closer to getting it ... hmmm Hubby was asking about Christmas recently, I may have to add this pattern to the list !

Alyx Patterson said...

LOVE the colors!!!

Kelly Young said...

This bag is really cute, Marelize! I love your fabrics, and it looks like it has plenty of space!

Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Glinda ♥ said...

Beautiful bag - it looks amazing! Love your fabric choices :)

Richard Healey said...

Thank you for Linking Up to LAFF.

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Connie said...

Beautiful bag! I have made a different bag pattern by Geta and her patterns are great! Thanks for sharing.
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Sarah Craig said...

Cute bag and great pics! Whoop whoop!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Cute cute bag!

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Your details are amazing- so accurate. enJOYed

susan nieuwoudt said...

Wow just love it. The colors are so nice for a spring bag.

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