Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Bucket Bag

In the run-up to Fat Quarterly Retreat, I decided I needed a new bag since my Pretty Pleats tote is getting pretty worn out (I closed the boot of the car and jammed the handle in the lock which cut the fabric so it needs to be repaired as well - oops!).  So, after rummaging through all the patterns I have in my binder, I decided on a KeekaLou/Michelle Patterns Bucket Bag.  I made it in black Kona with a grey Kona of some sort for the lining and with just a hint of black and white for the accent pocket top.


As an addition to the pattern, I added a clip for my keys in Chartreuse Kona - yum!  This is proving to be the best decision as the bag is narrow at the top and big on the bottom/inside which makes it like a bottomless bucket bag and trying to find my keys would have been a nightmare!  This bag holds so much so I am very impressed.  Note to self: I added 5 inches on the strap/handle and it was the best decision! 

Jax decided to photo-bomb my picture.  Oh and it looks like I should put my windscreen fluid away eh?


I still have lots of things to gather and prepare for retreat on Friday plus I am at Wagamama's for dinner tomorrow night (can't wait!!) so I guess I should stop procrastinating making bags and get to it!!

See you all soon!!

8 comments:

Marit said...

Awesome tote! Eeek, can't believe retreat is coming up so soon. I have so much to get done tomorrow!

Di said...

Every girl needs a new bag for retreat. It is is lovely and I fully recommend a key clip - no more scrabbling around. See you Friday. Di x

Izzy said...

Very nice bag! :-)

Amy said...

Lovely bag! The black and white color combination is just perfect! Have fun!!

Tammy Chrzan said...

I wish I knew how to just whip up a new bag!! Great job btw.... and I say just leave the win shield fluid there! You have a retreat to pack for !! :)
Tammy

DeborahGun said...

this is gorgeous :-) I must learn how to make bags! Enjoy the retreat.

Charlotte said...

it's fab! And clearly Jax approves :-D

Sarah Lou said...

Love the bag, wish I'd got my bum in gear to make myself one!