As my itchy fingers couldn't just sew nothing this week, I decided to tackle the Wonderland bag from Sara Lawson's Big City Bags. I knew I wanted to make a bag for my mom for Mother's Day and this bag looks like something she would normally carry. It turned out fairly well. I had a little trouble with the bottom fitting in just right, so it's not prefect. I had to modify it a bit too, since I don't do bias strips if at all possible. This bag design calls for piping which looks adorable on the sample bags...but I wasn't going near it. So, I made some side pockets with accents and an accent strip across the handle tabs. I just had to use these freakin' adorable braided handles. The bag has great shape and structure. It reminds me of an old-time lunch box for some reason. I think she'll like it. Still hoping to make a matching wallet and an overnight bag for mom in the next few weeks, but at least this is all ready to go!
Sew-Jo Saturday (better late than never!) and the Big City Bags SAL at Sewing with Squeak I've been following the SAL since the beginning, but this is the first bag I've actually gotten made from the book!