Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Keyka Lou Bucket Bag

Yep, I made another bag. I just can't seem to get enough of being a bag lady! This is a Bucket Bag, another Keyka Lou pattern. They're just such nice patterns to sew. Every step is so carefully explained, with helpful little tips along the way. They make sewing bags a breeze!

(Update: For a little more indepth pattern review, see what I had to say about it on Jess's blog.)

I really like this bag! I think it has such a nice shape. Of course the fabric is Jess's, from her Outside Oslo collection. It's called Skiff, from the Dawn colorway. Since I'm a lover of blue, it's one of my favorites!

The detail on the button doesn't show up much, but it's perfect for the bag, with scallops around the edges. (If you click the pic to enlarge it a bit, you can see it better.) I had to import it from Chicago. ;) Boy, are buttons expensive nowadays! I also added a magnetic snap, which the pattern didn't call for. I think most bags need a closure of some kind.

My little model is here this morning, and she was glad to do a job for me to show you size perspective.

Goodness, that look on her face above makes me think of pics of my older sister when she was little! I never noticed the resemblance before.

She thought maybe this was a good (and funny) way to hang the bag:

She also said the designs look like trimmed fingernail bits! LOL! She's right! Jess, that's what you should've named it. Surely they cut their fingernails in Olso!

I noticed when I looked up the above link for the patterns, that many of them are on sale! They're not expensive patterns to begin with, but they've just gotten cheaper! They're so cute that I want to make them ALL!

Linking up with the amylouwho sew & tell.


caralyn said...

I really love the shape of both the bag and that front pocket!

Jessica Jones said...

Fingernail clippings! WAH HA HA HA!

The Luedtke Family said...

Of course another dandy job! I remade another of the other clutch for Norah. I made the flap double sided in the lining, lined both with interfacing and batting, and added a batting square for the magnetic snap. So in love with the magnetic snap. I am getting pieces cut for another clutch for part of the nieces' Christmas gift. I may head over to Keyka Lou to see what's on sale.

Not that I need more projects. But I guess it is good to have a never ending line of things to do. Winter pastimes are upon us!

I splurged on an upholstery fabric purchase for a table cloth. It will appear in my 11-11-11 day post and for Christmas. It is a lovely gold, maroon, and forest green wide striped pattern. It is all hemmed up and ready to spread and set on the table. My 52" by 54" or so oddly squarish table requires hand hemmed tablecloths. I just hemmed it, not even checking if it was square. Boy, was I a lucky lady!

Grandma G said...

Thank you!

I knew you'd love that, Jess. :)

Yay, Becky... you're getting to be quite the sewist!

Dayna said...

Cute bag and lovely model! :-)

Heather said...

What a cute bag! I really like the shape, too. And your model is just too adorable. ;o)

Carla said...

Very cute model! Love the bag! You did such a great job on it.

Grandma G said...

Thank you!