Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Selvage Bag # 2 - All Finished!

It's finished - and this isn't an April Fool joke! I made this bag for my dearest friend, who plans to use it as a combination purse and diaper bag. She wanted it to close so her stuff wouldn't fall out. I'm the one who decided to add extra pockets, zippers and key clip.

Here is the bag from the top. You can see the zipper closure. I saw this in a magazine. The zipper is sewn to two fabric pieces called "flanges." I'd say this was an easy way of making a zipper closure, but I can already hear my son saying "easy for YOU maybe..." so I won't.With the handles down, you get a better view. The bag doesn't close completely (you can't have everything in life).
Here is the bag, opened.
And here is the other side. You saw the "front" in yesterday's post.
I'm deliriously happy with it, but I don't think I'll make another one with insides this complicated any time soon.

For those of you who wanted a tutorial, sorry I got off track, but I promise to post a tutorial about making a basic tote bag very soon.

Well, maybe not very soon.


MamaDaniel said...

very pretty..
great job!

Jenny said...

I love the flange-zipper method - I've used it on bags myself in the past. It is super easy (even for a novice zipper person like me!).

Mr. Karate said...

you are a master of color. a black belt.

belinda said...

W-A-Y too cute!!

Sharon said...

That is one awesome bag! I love the selveges, but the interior is above and beyond! What a lucky person your friend is!
I think the flange-zipper idea is a good and easy way to close the bag.