Friday, November 4, 2011

The Belted Bag

I'm a fan of the hobo style bag, so this is what I did for my first design. I already had this fabric, which is why I used it, but now I know for next time not to use 100% cotton if I don't use interfacing because it's not as stiff and sturdy as I would like it to be. I also won't use D rings to attach the handle to the bag again. They never stay horizontal like they should. Next time I'll have to use rings that are symmetrical.

 You can kind of tell from this view of the inside how I made a million pockets, all designed for something specific to place in them. I hate losing things inside of my bag. This way, everything is organized and easy to find. I also sewed in a trigger hook on one side of the bag to hook my keys onto, so now I never have to search for them!

And here's a view of the back. Two belt loops on the front, two on the back, and I just tacked the belt on with a needle and thread in a few places so it would stay in place.


Suzy said...

That's really cute! Good job :)

Kristen said...

Thanks, Suzy :)

Rosie and Derek said...

Yes, I really love that bag. Super cute!!
And I love your new blog background too! :)

Kristen said...

Thanks, Rose :)