Monday, February 3, 2014

Big City Bags - Fireside Bowl

Well,  it's done!  I did it.

Made my first Bag and finished it before the end of January.

My inspiration for the bag was the ladybug fabric that I used for my birthday dress.  That plus some red for contrast and I was set.

Fireside bowl bag

I had thought to use black for trim, but I didn't have any black on hand and I've been working on sewing through my stash so I used the white intead.  I'm still happy with the results.

You probably noticed that I reversed the fabric at the zipper between the outside and the lining - that was deliberate.  I love the little peek of purple and ladybugs on the inside.  I just wish I had thought to use the ladybug fabric for the pockets too.

I used a metal zipper and wanted the teeth to show so I inserted it a little differently so they would.

Reside bowl bag

And, just to give you an idea of just how roomy this bag really is (I was surprise at the size)

Reside bowl bag

I don't know if it was the fabric type or my interfacing that caused the bubbling on the purple fabric, but it's the only thing I don't like about this bag.  For my next one I'll test the interfacing/fabric bonds before just slapping iron to cloth.

Overall though, I extremely happy and can't wait to start on another bag this month!


  1. What a cute bag!! I love it. But I know what you mean about the interfacing being an issue. I made a Presidio Bag (Seamstress Erin pattern), and my bag did the same thing...

  2. Love this bag! You did a great job on it, and the colors are so happy!