Another week and another Handmade Monday! Thanks to everyone for your comments on my last handmade Monday post, it’s always so nice to get such positive feedback on the things I make.
This week has consisted of a lot of time devoted to working on the shop website, which is coming along nicely and we will be announcing the launch date very soon! So to tempt you a little more with some of the fabric we will be selling, I decided to make a ‘Geek chic’ bag using some fabric by Timeless Treasures called City Map. You can find the pattern for the bag in Lisa Lam’s new book ‘A bag for all reasons‘ and you can also follow it online at How about orange.
In the project, Lisa uses a new type of interfacing called Decovil which gives the fabric a leather like quality. I wasn’t quite sure if to use it for my project as its very expensive, however I thought I’d give it a go as its supposed to give much better protection for the contents of the bag (iPads etc). I decided to buy a leather strap handle from U-handbag so I didn’t have to make up the strap from scratch and I modified the closure of the bag to be a simple magnetic clasp.
I like that there are some pockets on the front to store your pens etc in
Here’s a close up of the fabric, a black and white map of Paris. I think it goes perfectly with the red lining and is very quirky and unusual!
I hope you like the bag and the fabric! For once I have decided to keep the bag and not sell it, I fell in love with it when I was making it and just have to keep it! I think if I was to make the bag again, I wouldn’t bother using the Decovil. I found it really hard to work with as its quite stiff and inflexible. I think instead I would use a extra stiff interfacing which would also help keep the costs down.
If you didn’t see my blog post last Sunday about my giveaway, pop over and have a look – you’ve still got till the 12th to enter! I’m off now to peruse the other blog posts for Handmade Monday, why don’t you join me?