black and white bag

6.07.2010

I didn't really intend this bag to be all black and white, but I love the fabrics!  I know, who do I think I am, Mila from Project Runway?  (hehehe, I wish)


I love the simplicity of the bag, but yet it's so stylish.    I ended up reducing the size of the pattern down to 80% because I didn't want it to be so big that I couldn't find whatever I needed in a hurry.


I also added a magnetic snap and used canvas for interfacing to make it a little more substantial.  


Now that I've been using it for a bit, I really love it.  No more dives to the bottom of the bag to find stale cheerios or crumpled up receipts from four months ago!  I definitely think I'm going to try the full size pattern and have that handy for trips to the pool this summer.

37 comments :

  1. Love! Great fabrics...gonna have to try :)

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  2. You redecorated! Anywho, I love your new bag. That black and white fabric will go with anything. I have yet to make myself a bag. . .

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  3. I love the black and white bag. It will go with anything.

    www.emilyguerra.com

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  4. I love this pattern in the very modern fabric you chose, very inspiring!

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  5. love the fabric choices! it'll go with almost anything!

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  6. I love the bag, Mila ... I mean, Anna. I think you'd win for best accessory!

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  7. cool bag, especially the size.

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  8. love the pattern & love the fabric!

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  9. I love this bag! I've made four myself! It is so simple. All four were either made out of upholstry or tapestry fabric. I didn't do a magnetic clasp though, that's a great idea!

    jeanette (your new BFF! LOL)

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  10. oh, that turned out so nice! I've made about 8 of these bags for me and friends! great for carrying around knitting! and I've got a couple requests!
    I like to put some muslin between just to give it a bit more stability ... thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. Merhabalar,
    Çok güzel olmuş. Blogunuzun yakından takipçisiyim
    Emine

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  12. Lovely, Anna. I like the bag lines, and the black and white is striking.

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  13. Very pretty Anna! I like the black and white all over.

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  14. You can never go wrong with black and white. You new bag rocks!!

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  15. Awesome blog, Anna!

    I bet you could make some really awesome cloth diapers. ;)

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  16. I love it! What fabric did you use? I've seen this bag before, but yours is the first I've seen that I really LOVE. Fabric choice makes such a huge difference!

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  17. I love this bag Anna! Looks like the perfect size to me - Purses that are too big drive me crazy! And you are right, I bet the full size one would be just perfect as a pool bag.

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  18. Very stylish for sure! I think the black and white makes it very sophisticated but still laid back. Know what I mean? :)

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  19. Beautiful. yay! You're sharing it!
    I'm glad I got to see it in person :)

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  20. I love the bag and the black and white looks great.:)

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  21. Love the bag! And the new look here is great!

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  22. That is VERY nice!! Love the easy style of that as well. I love black and white, can't go wrong with that combo!

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  23. What a cute bag Anna! It has such a great shape.

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  24. Very cute. I'd love to hear about your method of resizing bag/purse patterns.

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  25. I love that bag...reminds me of ones we carried in the 60's made out of old jeans and lined with a funky patterned material ! love

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  26. I made a bag similar to this and my hubby calls it my Big Girls' bikini halter:)

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  27. Simple and elegant is the way to go. Yay! Esther.

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  28. adoro questa borsa e stupenda lili un bacio

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  29. Ciao, sono Giovanna, ho appena scoperto il tuo blog,sei bravissima! E ti ringrazio per i tutorial che lasci a disposizione per tutti. Spero di produrne qualcuno al più presto, gli posterò sul mio blog così potrai vederli. Ciao!!

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