Saturday, 28 April 2012

Bohemian Carpetbagger

That's what I am, now that I have finally made a carpet bag of my very own. And I say finally as I have had this bag planned and cut out for months. A friend of mine, Tas, over at Little Boozle, spurred me on to get mine made after making a gorgeous bag of her own.
This is one very spacious bag! Perfect for my overnight visits to see my precious granddaughter or for cramming treasures while garage sale-ing. I added a couple of internal pockets and omitted the key fob.
The fabric is a gorgeous patterned velvet gleaned from a vintage maxi skirt and the pin whale cord from my stash. The lining is from the classic and versatile Ginger Blossom range. One of my favorite co-ordinates.
I'm a big fan of this pattern with its handy tubular frame, making fossicking in its depths much easier.
When I showed my eldest daughter, her first words were, "can you make me one?" Lucky I have another frame!
This is the Bohemian Carpetbag by Sew Liberated.


  1. Gorgeous bag Helen! I think I need something like that for crafting on the go (yes, it needs to be huge!)

  2. Stunning Helen, just stunning!!