Can you say "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"
...thats the first thing that came to mind when Samantha asked me to test this pattern.
I loved Mary Poppins as a kid and always wanted a bag like hers.....finally I have one!
Here is my version of " The Companion Carpet Bag "
I have to admit when I got the pattern to test, I was a bit worried if I could sew it...I have never made a bag with a tubular frame...but Samantha said it was easy...and it was easy !! The pattern is super easy to follow, great instructions & lots of pictures ... I would even say a confident beginner could make this bag! It looks way harder then it is.
even the back looks nice....
Samantha also said to used cottons & not thick upholstery fabric or faux leather...of course I didn't listen to her. I wanted my Carpet Bag to be made from thick Gobelin fabric. At first I was going to go with a traditional red rose pattern but then I changed my mind and went for this wild circle pattern.
I also decide to make the frame tunnel out of red faux leather....it was way easier then I had thought it would be.
...I even trimmed the front pocket with a bit of the faux leather....
For the inside I used a red taffeta. I added a slip pocket that goes the whole length of the bag....trimmed it with the outer fabric.
...and on the zipper pocket I played around a bit...I decided to try framing it with the faux leather...and it worked great .
The inside will hold a lot !
The handles & snap tab are self made...and I hate to admit how easy it was to make them.
To prove it...tomorrow I will post a tutorial on how you can make your own handles!
I hope you liked my "Mary Poppins" bag....if you want to make your own, you have to join the Bag of the Month club... click " here " for info...
Happy Sewing !!
** The pattern includes two sizes - 8" & 12 "frames ....I used the 12"frames but I will be ordering the 8" too...it was just to much fun not to make another one ( or two!)
P.S: I have also linked up with TT - Taschen und Täschchen