Sally’s 40th birthday was in late June. Hmmm. It is now late August. So it’s a good thing that her 40th Birthday Bag is now finished!
There is an internal base made of fast-to-fuse and heavyweight fusible vilene, and I added purse feet. All the supplies came from Nicole as well. I didn’t want to put a hard structured base on this bag, as the overall shape is a little softer, but still needed it to have plenty of support. I think that this worked well. The outer fabric is interfaced and has a layer of fusible wadding.
The single strap is adjustable and passes through oblong o-rings. The crocheted flower is on a brooch back and is crocheted in Patons Jet from this pattern.
The top has a zippered gusset closure, which was incredibly hard to photograph!
And the interior has a zippered pocket on one side and a patch pocket with mobile phone pocket on the other. There is a key leash as well.
I am VERY happy with this bag! Luckily for me I have plenty more of the fabrics left. They’re from a range call Utopia by Free Spirit (bought at one of Z&S Fabric’s excellent sales last year). The yellow ric-rac trim came from Spencer & Rutherford’s sale. I love the finished result – I’m almost having trouble giving it away.