Wonderland Bag – Craft Book Month


For Craft Buds Craft Book Month, I decided I should blog about a project I finished back in April and I don’t think I have ever blogged about it.  I have, however, put it on instagram before. Back in March I bought Sara Lawson’s book Big City Bags, and I was determined to sew something out of it.  My friend CeLynn helped me make up my mind when she asked me to sew the Wonderland Bag with her. Decision made!

Wonderland Bag - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.com

My favorite part of making the bag was when I showed it to my mom and she asked me where I bought it, she was very impressed when I told her I made it!  That was awesome.

I was able to use some of my favorite fabrics in making this bag, on the exterior and the interior. I just love the print on the outside. I’m not sure why but it makes me very happy.

Wonderland Bag - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comThere were two parts I struggled with, the piping and finding the right length handles.  I will be investing in a piping foot for my machine the next time I decide to make anything that has piping, I think that will simply make life a whole lot easier.  The bag handles I think are kind of a crap shoot, though I’m happy with what I ended up getting.

Wonderland Bag - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comThese curves threw me for a loop, but I do love the overall effect. Now I need a reason to use the bag, a place to travel to and show it off maybe…

I love the interior too, I used some Simply Color fabrics that I have been hoarding and waiting to use on a special project. This was definitely the right project.

Wonderland Bag - https://www.sewbittersweetdesigns.comI love the way that Sara writes her patterns, I think pretty much anybody with enough patience and willingness to slow down could easily put this purse together.

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11 Responses to Wonderland Bag – Craft Book Month

  1. Susan says:

    That is a great bag, and I LOVE the fabric! I know your mom knows about sewing, so how exciting that she thought you bought it somewhere. Would a zipper foot work?

  2. Jessica D says:

    Love the bag! I’ll have to add those book to my wish list!

  3. Jeifner says:

    How fun! Love making bags 🙂

  4. Vera says:

    Looking good! Well done. This kind of handles really makes the bags look so pro!

  5. I typically use a zipper foot when I sew piping. You might give that a try. The bag looks awesome. And yes, you need a retreat or a place to go show it off!

  6. Michele says:

    It is a beautiful bag and I am very proud of your sewing skills!!!

  7. Barb N says:

    Yes, you’ll definitely need to take this with you when you travel. And you might just need to schedule a trip now!

  8. kaholly says:

    I love making bags and that one is gorgeous! Looks like it might be a little too difficult for me. I confess I’ve never done piping! I’m envious of your success!! I agree that you need to go somewhere so you can use it and show it off!! That fabric calls my name!

  9. CeLynn says:

    Even though we were states a part it was fun to sew this bag up with you! I am not surprised that your mom thought it was store bought(professionally sewn) because you did such an awesome job on it!

    A trip to the LQS is in order,at the very least ;)!

  10. Jo Ferguson says:

    This bag is simply outstanding. I especially love your fabric/colour choices and I think the handles are the perfect fit.

  11. Katy says:

    Beautiful job 🙂

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