Friday, 19 August 2016

Rock Star

That's how I should feel now! This week I made myself a Rock Star bag using Sara at Sew Sweetness pattern.

And there were a lot of first with this new bag:
first time using one of Sara's pattern which I found well written and easy to follow
first time using Flexform which is lovely and give a great drape to my outer fabric

first time sewing with vinyl (glitter vinyl even to be more rock!) - and that went a lot better than I expected, the teflon foot was useful there

first time with bag feets - I love them

first time with a firm bottom (the bag not me!) and again I love it

The bag went together relatively quickly, it took me 2 evenings to assemble it and I redid the zipped pocket on the outside because the vinyl made it bulky and the sides/corners were wonky.

I learnt a lot from making this bag and using vinyl. I guess one of the most important point I learned was that when using vinyl, it is not necessarily a good time to plan to sew on the wrong side and turn out. Vinyl doesn't fray so it the sides can be kept raw. On the other end, it is bulky and quite unflexible to turn. I realised that quickly when making the handle extenders and the strap.

So of course my bag is not perfect, but I love it. I am glad I made it and made it quickly and I love the look of it. The outer fabric came from my stash from a few years back and good hardware makes it look very professional I think!

This one of my FAL list and one OPAM for August!

Linking to Whoop Whoop FridaySew Cute Tuesday and Let's Bee Social.



  1. AWESOME!! I love it! You did an excellent job considering all the firsts you had to go through. Love the fabric you used. Love the "we serve coffee" flap. Too cute! Congratulations on this spectacular finish. ;^)

  2. That is quite an undertaking. I'm going to go look at Sara's patterns. But, honestly, do I need another purse? Yours is so much fun!

  3. It looks great!! Sewing with leather and vinyl is always an interesting task ;) Thanks for sharing at Sew Cute Tuesday!

  4. That bag would be very popular here in east TN, home of UT Vols, orange and white decorating everything in the town. =)

  5. This is very cool, great fabric! Thanks for participating in the 2016 FAL on behalf of the global hosts 😀


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