Hello Laney-Jane!

I was so excited for August’s Bag of the Month Club project that I may have woken up in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday to see if it was live… and I was not disappointed (one of their sample bags is show on the right). This purse is gorgeous!

I spent the rest of the morning printing, assembling/cutting pattern pieces, and sifting through my fabric stash to see what I might want to use to make my version (I was very tempted to use the spicy mustard Mora faux leather I had just picked up to recreate the look on the right, but resisted because I would really like to try using it with Lavender & Twine’s Moonwake) . It literally took me most of the day to nail down my fabric, but I’m pretty happy with my choices:

For the bag base, I decided to use a calf red faux leather from Fabric.com. I’ve had this material sitting in my stash for a very long time (originally, I had purchased it to make this handbag from Sew4Home) – not only is it time to put it to good use, but it coordinates with the monster movie poster canvas woven that I’m using for the flap (and part of the interior zippered bag). To round it out, I decided on some solid black cotton for the lining and silver hardware.

Next up: The dreaded cutting (I feel like bags have a tremendous amount of cutting, which is my least favorite part about sewing).