Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Bag - Calico and Prince of Wales check

Today I designed and made a new tote bag with band pockets inside and out - in fact the bag is reversible !
Has button fold up corners - making a boxy bottom
It is big enough to take a laptop; do the shopping; or get that lunchtime sandwich drink and bit of shopping at the office to sashay down to the local park and have an alfresco picnic with ................whatever and lots pockets for all your necessities!!
Being in plain calico and wool check makes it smart and buisness-like. The bag is simple yet very functional, and makes a smart and elegant accessory!
Now added buttons on the corners, pockets and handles plus a Prince of Wales feather on the plain side - was a  bit awkward as the bag was already made up!!

Cream cotton calico side - all the wool is self-fringed - gives it a nice soft effect
Check fabric on the outside, forms a band of pockets including a narrow one for pen. The other side is plain calico.
Vintage buttons on bottom corners

Check side - all check wool blend vintage fabric with band pockets on inside and double faced handles

Bag can be used either way - both sides having pockets. It has great wide self-fringed handles which can slip comfortably on your shoulder (no straps cutting in) and all the pockets areeasily accessible and can hang either next to the body - for security or on the outside for easier access. Its really comfortable to use as well - tested it!

PS - now added a Prince of Wales Fleur de Lys in buttons on the plain calico - was very fiddly as done after sewn up - so a bit wonky - pics to come!


  1. Awww thanks so nice soemone paused and took the effort to make a comment - so much appreciated - the buttons are meant to be a Prince of Wales feather to reflect that fabric is Prince of Wales check .............