Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Introducing ..... 'Joanie'

Ok, so this is post no.2 on my bag series this week.

I've just the one Joanie to show you - she was v.time consuming and demanding to make, as I was adapting a pattern as I went!



This mustard velour wasn't easy to work with, but it's super soft and so tactile, you would be forgiven for just wanting to sit and stroke this bag!



The sturdy IKEA fabric adds structure to the bag, and as always, the base is reinforced.


Joanie is really a first cousin of Maud because I adapted the Maud pattern to get this design.

This is a good tip for all you prospective bag makers out there, start with your first pattern design, and then make changes and adapt it here and there to get a new design and a brand new bag. 

I would like to get another Joanie done for the sale in a few weeks time, just so she doesn't feel like 'Billy No Mates!'

Well, that's your intro to Joanie, hope you like her!

18 comments:

  1. Wow! She is awesome! And what good taste you have - I have that Ikea fabric in my living room. *g*

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  2. It looks great. When I first started making bags it never occurred to me to get a pattern. As a result I spent ages drafting my own when I really didn't know what I was doing. If there is a hard way to do things I'll generally find that first!

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  3. Gorgeous fabric!! and bag. Love the velour. I am in awe of your bag making skills!

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  4. Cool, loads of pocket room! Fabrics look lovely too.

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  5. Oooooh your bag looks gorgeous! I can't actually see the colour because my computer screen has randomly turned blue, but It looks really beautiful :)

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  6. I love her, and that`s IKEA fabric?? Where have I been...oh yes, I remember. Love the design, the colours, the fabric and the pockets. Got to have pockets!

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  7. Joanie is fabulous!! I love the mustard velour and the bold IKEA fabric. It is really stunning.

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  8. I love Joanie - again, please stroke the velour for me ;o) I love the label and the little button - great touches!

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  9. What a fabulous partnering of fabrics - just perfect for this time of year too! Joanie is a gorgeous shape and design. Well done J!

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  10. Judith...I don't like Joanie at all I LOVE her! I am seriously in love with that bag. Very nice!

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  11. Hello Joanie! Delighted to meet you
    Well done Judith!

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  12. Like her?? Are you kidding?? Love her! And that is hands down the best name ever ;)
    What a lovely, practical bag! And yes I would sit stroking it!
    xx

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  13. Oh she's gorgeous, and LOVE that velour - I think I would be sitting and stroking her permanently lol

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  14. Joanie is lovely! I love how you put all these different fabrics and types of textiles together - and it just works wonderfullly well!

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  15. I love this bag! The fabrics are great together. Those inverted corners look a bit tricky but it's a lovely design.
    Teresa x

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  16. Another brilliant bag there missus xx

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