Friday, February 18, 2011

Boho Shoulder Bag + Giveaway

Spring is coming (no, seriously… it is!) and what better way to celebrate than stitching up a nice BIG bag made from a bright, cheery print? Designer Jen Lopez from Sew Fun has created the perfect solution with the new Boho Shoulder Bag sewing pattern. This pattern is a reversible, sling style bag with bottom pleats to make it nice and roomy. It features lots of stylish top stitching, a toggle button closure and pockets inside & out.

The thing to love most about this pattern is it takes just one yard of two different fabrics (one each for inside and out – it’s reversible)… a perfect opportunity to justify all those “I’ll just buy ONE yard!” moments at Fat Quarter Shop.

The pattern calls for the outside fabric in home dec weight or similar fabric. We stitched up samples for Quilt Market in Moda’s twills and they were the perfect weight: not too heavy or thick, easy to sew and they had a very nice texture, kind of like a light denim. How about Moda’s It's a Hoot Twill in Fudge, Raspberry or Cherry?

If you are feeling more ambitious and you have the perfect quilting weight fabric, you can apply a light to medium weight interfacing to the exterior fabric like our friend Carrie did with this gorgeous Laura Gunn Dogwood Stripe in Olive from her Poppy line of designer fabrics. Looking for something really Spring-y? How about Tea Garden by Dena Design for Free Spirit Fabrics?

The Boho Shoulder Bag can be worn over the shoulder or across the body, messenger-bag style - perfect for keeping a busy mom’s hands free. Use it for baby’s things, yoga, market, books, knitting – just about anything!

Sew Fun is generously donating five of this new pattern to five of you lucky winners!  What can YOU do with your Boho Shoulder Bag?  Leave a comment on this post telling me what line of fabric you would make your bag out of for a chance to win.

Contest closes Wednesday, February 23rd @midnight CST.  Good luck!


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brenna said...

I'm thinking the sunkissed line. It's so bright and cheery, and would work as a diaper bag for the new little one on the way!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

I would make my bag out of Amy Butler fabric!

Kimberlee said...

I would love to make this bag out of "Spring Fever" by Moda. What a fun bright bag it would be to have for spring.

Spontaneous Threads said...

Well, I would carry all my important stuff and still have my hands free! Thanks

mary e said...

love this pattern. i'm an across the body girl and bold bright prints are a must. also love whimsy, birds and and and,,, said...

This would look good in "Lovely" by Moda

Pam said...

Dilly Dally or Sunkissed ...I love them both!

cherie godbey said...

I am really excited for Joel Dewberry's Aviary 2, would make a fantastic bag!

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