I recently made this black, two handles shoulder purse using the pattern The Zinnia Bag from Blue Calla Patterns. You can get yours here. I really love this bag design. I made the first one brown and caramel and you can see it here. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow. There are many pictures too that help a lot. Actually the second time around I just looked at the pictures to go step by step only reading if necessary.
Now I wanted a more elegant look so I used a black cotton/poly twill that is very soft and yet strong. As an accent I used a print canvas with diamond shapes in gray yellow and black.
This is a large size purse and it closes with a recessed zipper so you can really load it up. There are no pockets outside but that gives it a nice clean look.
The bottom is really nicely shaped thanks to some darts.
I used a metal label (bling) from Emmaline Bags that says "Handcrafted / Made in the USA" for added elegance. You can find them here.
Since the bag has pleats I only used Pellon SF101 just to give a crisp finish and added strength but no stiff structure.
The bag is available for purchase on my etsy shop.
I have other bags that I have to tell you about but let's keep that for another post.
Until the next one; Happy Sewing!!!