Friday, August 28, 2015

Loretta Tassel Bag....

......another lovely bag design by Maria of Delinda Boutique.
The Loretta Tassel bag was fun to sew since I got to use faux leather & pretty tapestry fabric but I am sure it would also look great in cotton fabrics or denims or all in faux leather. That is one of the things I like about Maria's patterns that they are very versatile...changing the fabric changes the look ...if you don't believe me have a look at the other testers version *here*

This is a good sized bag... 
15" W x 12.5" H x 2.5" D ( 38cm x 32 x 6.5)
I thought it sewed up fast & easy. A confident beginner would have no problem make it,...the only part a beginner might have trouble with is sewing the exterior to the interior, since you have to make sure you stop sewing exactly at the seam allowance so that the corners would turn nice & flat. If you follow the instructions you would have no problem. 

As I have mentioned before...every step is detailed in Maria's pattern. For the experience sewer it may seem like to much information but for a beginner it will be a Godsend. Maria wants her patterns to be easy enough to understand that a beginner could make it...and they are.
So if your an advanced sewer like myself and wonder why there are 7 steps showing you how to install a magnet...just scroll past it and remember there was a time when you didn't know how to install a magnet either and would of been greatful for the pictures...that is Maria's patterns every step is detailed.
Now on to the fun!!
The front has a nice big gathered edge slip pocket...
...the back is sleek & could add another slip pocket here !?
  .....the sides have a wing like shape...I love how the gusset is shaped.. I find is cool / different ....
The interior is roomy so you can find everything ... 
with a slip pocket & a zipper pocket to keep you a bit organized....
Since the name of the bag is " Loretta Tassel bag" had to have a tassel but I had to add a bit of bling-bling to it. 
The only thing I changed on the pattern is... I lengthened the handles by 3" since I have bigger shoulders & need more room for my boobs them Maria's model does! LOL
If you would like to make your own Loretta Tassel Bag...
You can get the pattern *here* & here 

Happy Sewing !

  • I used a very thin soft faux leather exterior.
  • a tapestry fabric for the exterior pocket
  • a decorator thickness fabric for the interior ( didn't need any interfacing) 
  • 5mm headliner for the batting

**** I am linking up with TT-Taschen und TĂ€schchen


  1. Love your faux leather version of this bag. Enjoyed your blog and the new look to your blog. 🙋



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