I made this bag for a friend. This is the second custom bag and wallet combination I have made for her. We went to the Franklin Mill Store to pick out the fabric.
She gave me a bag and wallet she liked as an example of what she wanted. I told her I couldn't copy another persons design ~ both legally and because I like to make my own style. I tried to stay within the same size for things but I also had to make it my own.
The pocket on the left would fit a cell phone and the one on the right has a zipper - I would use it for change.
I got this zipper in Houston at the 2008 International Quilt festival. I bought one in black too that I am saving for a new wallet for myself. I did the free motion quilting on my Bernina 440 and my stand up quilting frame. I have not done that before.
The interior has 8 pockets and I made her a check book cover (bottom right of the photo) to match.
She loved it and I am so glad. I love it too:) We talked about making a cover for her new digital reader to match. I got one of those fro Christmas from Kevin. It's a Sony Reader and I am reading Barbara Walter's book Audition. I plan to make a cool cover for it.
I read about a good cause on Facebook Tote Tuesday, a Fiberart For A Cause fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will open Tuesday, February 2 and continue through March. I contacted Virginia and asked her if I could donate one of my bags. I chose this one. It is a messenger bag in happy bright (soon to be spring) colors.
I took some video so you can see the sparkle of the Swarovski Crystals....
I did some free motion quilting on the flap and added a striped welt. It has a cool pink Lucite buckle that I bought at the Franklin Mill Store.
Here is a detailed shot of the front flap. I love the colors in this fabric, just delicious!The interior has 8 pockets in two different fabrics ~ I do this because it helps keep me organized.