Rome in the spring. I’m heading off on a solo adventure to look at art for a few days. I don’t usually carry a handbag and a back pack is asking for trouble. Rome is has many pick pockets, and I’m never going to look like a local. So I found this great channel on YouTube (via a bag that @Magpie made me) and I made this.
Firstly look at this fabric!!! I adore it so much, it’s been discontinued and the ever fabulous @AIMR tracked some down and sent it to me. I had just enough to make this. Inside is lined with a cute gnome fabric that my daughter bought for me. The orange bias binding is from London and has been in stash about 12 years.
I changed things up a little from the pattern, I didn’t want the zipper on the phone pocket (on the shoulder, with an eyelet for headphones) on the bottom, it made more sense on the top.
And I also added a small super secret zippered pocket hidden underneath for credit cards.
The whole thing is soft and light and will sit happily under a cardigan. It’s large enough for phone, e-reader, notebook, pens and a bottle of water.
I’m looking forward to seeing the real thing as soon as the picture problem is fixed! It sounds awesome!
that is a GREAT channel for sewing bags! Can’t wait to see your bag!
Your bag is so cute! I hope you have a great trip!
That looks terrific! What an awesome use of that wonderful fabric.
That fabric is gorgeous! I love hoe every bit of the bag is 100% practical for a tourist.
Gah! Those fabrics are awesome. The shape is perfect for adventuring.
The hidden gnomes send this from an awesome project to an absolutely amazing one!
Everyone should have hidden gnomes
I couldnt agree more.
This whole project is awesome. Great choices from fabrics to pattern changes.
Wow! How fun is this? It looks like it can hold EVERYTHING!
I feel like I need one of these now! Thanks for sharing!
It looks both cute and wonderfully functional! A veritable gnome army hiding behind all those sweet mushrooms to protect your treasures.
This is one of my favorite projects! It’s so versitile (sp), and i remember the post about the fabric!
Also, ROME???!! Swoon!