New Shoulder Bag Pattern SNEAK PEEK!

5/10/2012 09:34:00 PM

I've officially stitched my last stitch in Australia...  my sewing machine will soon be going to it's new home, and so will I.  Our move home to Canada is getting closer and closer.  I will soon blink and it will be August 22nd.  I will be kissing these palm trees good-bye but kissing my much missed family hello.  Bitter-sweet.

I've just wrapped up my Steph In The City Bag, named after my beautiful daughter.  I do hope she loves it!  This shoulder bag is made with an adjustable strap, and a zipper or magnetic snap opening.   It has a couple of pocket choices as well.  Oh, and the measurements are both imperial and metric throughout the whole pattern.  I think this would look fabulous this summer in a Riley Blake chevron!!!

These are not the final pictures!  Just a sneak peek... I really hope to take some great pics that will show how much nicer this shoulder bag is in person.  Perhaps a job for tomorrow.  I think a photo shoot with Steph, herself... in the city... is in order, but that will have to wait until I get home.

I hope you like the bag, and it's pleats.  I must admit, the pleats were my starting inspiration.  I just had to make some pleats that angled out like that at the bottom - and the rest of the bag just developed from there.  It seams my bag patterns have a pleat theme.... not planned!!

Tell me what you think!!!

For Spring or Summer?  An Amy Butler cotton...

For Winter with a black wool coat?  A lovely Herringbone wool blend.

For school or university?  A sturdy canvas... from Ikea :)

I think for Autumn, Plaid - paired with a great pair of boots!
Thank you for looking.

UPDATE! Get you Steph Hardware kit HERE!





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14 comments

  1. That's lovely Janelle! Good luck with the packing & the move. S x

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    1. Thank you so much, Sara! I got so nervous when I was posting the pictures on facebook! What if no one liked it? Well, I've had some nice comments so I feel much better. Packing and garage sales now... Janelle

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  2. Beautiful bag! I'm sure it will be a hit :) I bet you'll miss your machine too, like I did. Now what you'll have to do until you get is keep out your sketchbook and draw up some more patterns! :) Best of luck and keep us posted on the big move. Cindy

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    1. Hi Cindy! Yes, I'll be doing that for sure... I've got more than a couple in my head already! It would be nice to do up a clutch to get rid of some of these scraps too. Other than that, though, I'm going to have plenty to keep me busy I think. I just had to get rid of the sewing machine because if I don't, I'm liable to start something new. I just have to quit cold turkey... Janelle

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  3. The bag look wonderful, can't wait for the pattern. I would like to try, but I'm sure I could never do justice as you do. I'm not the best sewer (LOL)but like to sew. Does that even make sense? Good luck with your packing.

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    1. Hi Michelle! Thank you! This bag is not too hard to make, actually. I'm sure you could do it plenty of justice, plus it's so nice to see other sewer's style and spin on things. Janelle

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  4. Janelle, I *love* this bag and can't wait to get the pattern! I've made bags a'plenty, so rarely see something that I feel is "fresh," but this one is.

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    1. That's really nice to hear! I get so nervous when I put out new pattern pictures.

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  5. LOVE the bags....the first few lines of your bag made me cry....but selfishly excited! Keep writing ! Lisa

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  6. Love Steph in the city....well done....sorry you're running away and leaving us, but enjoy your new adventure all the same.

    Hugs
    Naomi

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  7. The bag is beautfiul just like all your other patterns and good luck with the move

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  8. Looking forward to seeing the pattern!

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