I made myself a new bag, yes I did...another one! I know you are shocked, it's not like me to make bags at all hahaha.
So I went off to my friend Jean's house, and we both made this Melly & Me bag. It is called Raspberry Ripple, and looked to be an all round good summer bag. I do love the Melly bags, but sometimes their instructions can be a little ambiguous. I am not convinced a total beginner could follow them.
I had set my heart on having red spotty fabric, which I managed to get, but then I was bit stuck as to what I was going to put with it, and as we decided to have a sewing day very last minute I had to have a good rummage in my stash to find something suitable.
The red spotty fabric came from The Fat Quarters , as did the pattern. The teapot fabric was some that I had had for years,and years, and years lol
The blue fabric came from Hobbycraft.
The main bag sides are piece together in strips and then pleated to give the triangle appearance.
Teapot detail and handle attachment. There is a whole lot of top stitching on this bag.
Inside there is a large pocket, it is the full width of the bag, and has a 13inch zip. Also a magnetic closure.
There is the option to sew a line of stitching up the middle of the pocket.
I decided to halve my pocket, so effectively giving me two sections covered with one zip.