Saturday, 18 February 2012

Vintage Modern Bag

I mentioned previously I had plans to make another nappy bag for my good friend who gave me some fab Quiet Play labels. Well it's been cut out for awhile, I just couldn't decide on a contrasting fabric for the flap of the messenger bag. I auditioned a bunch of fabrics but nothing seemed quite right.

Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille.

My friend loved the Ruby line by Bonnie and Camille - she picked up one of the baby quilts I made using that line. So I thought being a fan of that style, maybe she'd love this one too?

I just had a little charm pack of this so I decided to piece strips together to make enough fabric for the bag.

Here's the final result:

I wasn't sure how the Vintage Modern would make friends with the plain black fabric, but it turns out they're good buddies. Besides the other options of white or grey really weren't practical for a nappy bag.

I added a couple of extras to this bag that I kind of wish I had in mine. This one has a key holder thingamajig. I am positive that is the technical term.You know, a loopie thingie to hook your keys on so you don't lose them in your bag.

And a little pocket in the inside of the bag to add bits and pieces. That pocket clearly misbehaved for the photo. In real life, it's nice and straight. The original pattern (awesome - by ChrisW designs) had a zipper pocket but uh it just seemed a bit beyond my braining today.

I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, though I have to admit I don't love it as much as my "birdie bag" as the kids have christened it. But I hope that it will suit my friend! It's tough choosing fabrics for others, and so many times I nearly caved and just asked her outright. But that takes the fun out of a surprise doesn't it?


  1. What a cute bag! And so practical with the pocket and key holder thingamajig! I'm sure your friend will love it.

  2. That flap is lovely, your bag looks wonderful. Your friend is bound to be delighted with it.

  3. That bag is really cute. I'd love to be good enough at sewing to make one =D

    Also I'm holding a swap on my blog. If you're interested feel free to check it out =D"

  4. You are so clever Kristy...wish I'd had a nappy bag this original.


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