Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Park West Bag


Here is another great pattern I was allowed the opportunity to test.  This is the Park West Bag from Sew Sweetness
 
 
On this pattern I decided to play a little bit.  I added the ruffles on the front and on the side pockets. I also used faux leather for the accent pieces. 
Other slight changes I made were on the handles.  I made the handle tabs 1/4" wider.  I also cut my handles 6"x 32" so that the finished handle would be 1.5" wide, because the metal rectangle I used had an opening of 1/5".  After I attached the handles to the metal rectangles, I folded the straps in half and edge stitched along each side. 


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This is really a nice roomy bag--without being enormous!  There are lots of pockets.  It would make an excellent diaper bag.  The accents give this bag a touch of class. 


side pocket--with ruffle I added.



Okay--never mind my finger being in the way.  :)  This is the inside of the bag.  I added pockets on the inside lining on the sides.  There is a zipper pocket on one side and a slip pocket on the other.  I added the slip pocket--not in pattern. 
If you are looking for a great bag that is a little bit on the larger side to hold all those necessities, this will be the perfect bag for you!  I know that my kids think "mom=pack mule."  So, I'm always stuffing things in my purse that they hand me. 

14 comments:

  1. Love your version!! Great idea with the ruffles!

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  2. Just stunning! The ruffles and faux leather make a great combination. Great job!

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  3. What a beautiful, inspiring bag! I especially love the ruffles. I'm picturing possible combinations from my stash! :)

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  4. Your version of the bag is really neat! I never would have thought to put ruffles on. I like the leather accents a lot! :)

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  5. Amazing bag! Love the leather-like accents and ruffles. Great work :)

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  6. Congratulations on your win! I knew it was one of the best!!

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    1. How nice of you! Thanks! Congrats on your win, too!

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  7. Congratulations on your win! great job! My daughter especially loves this one!

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    1. Thank you! Congrats on your win as well! :) Love your bag! Can't wait to see more of your work.

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