Lucky Strike – A Shoulder Bag Adventure

I’m not sure why I chose this title.  I feel like maybe the new bag and the typewriter went on an adventure together (to a bowling alley!) and are posing for a photo after it was all said and done.  But really, the typewriter is too much of a lug to go anywhere, and I haven’t let the bag out of my sight since it’s been finished.  So, here it is – the bag with the buttons!

I’ve been dreaming about making a shoulder bag with rounded edges, kind of like a bowling bag.  This one turned out not to be so bowling-bag shaped (well, maybe it would hold 3 or 4 candlepin bowling balls, but certainly not the big-ball bowling balls with the holes.  (Can you tell I’m a bowling expert?)) but I feel like it would do the trick in a pinch!

It’s got a little AB fabric love going on, with some piping, handles… you know, the typical bag stuff.  But! It has feet!  My first footed bag:

Aren’t they cute?  It’s also got a big inside pocket for lots of stuff and a festive lining that matches the piping:

For a little scale, here’s the bag “on:”

I’m off to the allies!

Posted by robyn on July 25th, 2008 under crafts, sewing

16 Responses to “Lucky Strike – A Shoulder Bag Adventure”

  1. melinda Says:

    I love it! I never would have guessed it was that big until seeing the last picture.

  2. Lisa Clarke Says:

    Ooh, that is such a nice looking bag – all of the wonderful detailing! That must have taken you forever to make.

    I’m so behind on reading my feeds this week, and I really just dropped by tonight to see what that plugin was that you were using for replying to comments, but I was so “bowled over” (heh) by that bag, I had to say something 🙂

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  3. Kristine Says:

    What an awesome bag! The buttons look great! I’m so jealous you have all this time to sew 😛 BTW, that table the bag is sitting on is pretty nice, too….

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  4. Dori Says:

    Wow. I want to know how you get the “feet” on the bag. Do you need a special tool like for grommets?

  5. Anne Says:

    Great job! Your attention to detail makes this bag even more stylish!

  6. robyn Says:

    @ Dori:

    Hey Dori! Actually, adding feet is really easy. It’s just like one of those file binder thingies: stick the prongs through the fabric, then fold over the metal prongs in either direction to secure. Nothing to it, and cute little feet as a result!

  7. robyn Says:

    @ Anne:

    Awww… schucks. You’re too kind!

  8. Kim Says:

    I too love the feet! I think they’ll keep that gorgeous bag cleaner.

  9. Jen Says:

    this bag is amazing! What pattern did you use? Or did you create your own? I would love to make one. It’s the perfect size and the straps are a great length!

  10. Martha Says:

    I just wanted to echo Jen’s remarks. This bag is perfect. I like it so much that I just bought myself some of the same fabric. I was going to use it on Amy’s Birdie Sling, but I like your design even more. Is it your own design or a pattern?

  11. Barb Says:

    This is really cute. Where’d you get the pattern?

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  12. robyn Says:

    @ Barb:

    Hi Barb,

    I created the pattern for this bag myself. Glad you like it!

  13. robyn Says:

    @ Martha:

    I also love the fabric. I have no doubt it will look fab in a Birdie sling. That is one cute bag!

  14. robyn Says:

    @ Martha:

    Oh, and I forgot to mention – it’s my own pattern.

  15. robyn Says:

    @ Jen:

    Thanks, Jen!

    I created the pattern myself. I was looking for a bag about this size and shape and didn’t find one out there (or was too lazy to search and search) so I made it up. I’m glad to see others agree that it’s a good size. This is the one attribute that perplexes the husband 🙂

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