Tuesday, May 26, 2009

day in the park

" A day in the park backpack tote". Pattern from Oliver +S.
It's a backpack and an over the shoulder bag! I added a large strap to make the bag a messenger, if needed, that can be taken off (that's what the side metal rings are for). I also left off the outside pocket.

Made out of baby wale dark red corduroy from Moda. I really like Oliver & S patterns. The zippered pocket is so easy as was the whole pattern. It did take a long time to cut everything out, interface and baste canvas to some pieces.

Lining is Recess by Moda. I used Fusi-knit interfacing on the lining, It's perfect for just a touch of interfacing without being too much. When I ordered the pattern I also ordered the rings and the rivets. The rivets were not easy to put on and I ended up doing it a littler different than I was supposed to because I just couldn't get it through all the thicknesses.
I had the hardest time getting a good photo. None of these represent the bag well. The lighting is bad and some are blurred. I'm trying to get to know my camera and it's pissing me off! I am putting it on manual and trying my hardest to figure out the lighting/aperture/shutter speed, etc. blah blah. I am taking a "get to know your camera" class at the store on the 27Th of June.


12 comments:

Mary said...

I love it, it came out really nice!
I really like the fabric to. Super practicle bag!

sasha said...

super cute! I love the fabric, and the lining is great! I've missed you! :) Hope you've been having a good spring so far!

Anonymous said...

UMMMM I need one for London :)

Jennifer

lizy said...

You finished it! Love it.... It's true your pictures do not do justice to the color of the fabric.

TheBlackForrist said...

so glad you went with that lining, it's perfect... and the messenger capability... it's like the perfect bag! I need that pattern!

Laura said...

Very cute and nice bright color. I also like that it is messenger-style, these days that is essential for me, I need my hands free for the kids!

corinnea said...

I really, really like this bag! I want to see it up close!

Katelyn R. said...

I love the bag! and the color you picked just makes it perfect!

insanely crafty said...

Love the bag. Totally cute fabric choices!

My military man and me plus 3. said...

This is an AWESOME bag Jenny! You are so uber talented!!! I really love the fabric choice and hardware too, and I can not believe how versatile it is! Love the cross the chest and back pack versions (which I can see hung on the handles of my umbrella stroller), but VERY cool at how much you can do with one bag!
What kind of camera are you working with? The pictures look great Jenny, do not be so hard on yourself, you are creative and talented and it shows in every area!

Mary H. said...

So that's what you've been doing with your time off! Love the bag, awesome work!!

Kelly's Korner said...

This bag looks so good! I didn't know until ya'll started talking about it that you had made it! (I'm behind on blogs...) It's really nice!

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