I’m busy with big life changing stuff, like funerals and sending my youngest to University. Getting to my sewing table isn’t easy at the moment, but I have sewing dreams.
My first planned make is a slouchy bag (like the one above from Plumo). I will use a Designer’s Guild velvet upholstery fabric. The Designer’s Guild shops, in London, always have tempting remnants at reasonable prices, perfect for making bags. I picked up a decent sized piece of this cut velvet years ago and now I think it would make an excellent slouchy bag and fit perfectly with my autumn palette.
It’s a stiff fabric, so I don’t know if it will need interfacing. I’ll decide as I go. I plan to have one magnetic fastener hidden in the top facing, so that it falls closed.
Slouchy Bag Plan
This is my line drawing of the pattern. It will be made-up in patches so that I can make use of the velvet nap by turning it in different directions. A lining could be used below the facing but this is such a heavy, thick fabric that I don’t think it will need one. Here are my plans.
And these are the pieces that I will cut from interfacing, if I feel I need some.
I will assemble it and then write up the instructions and make it a free downloadable PDF for those on my mailing list.