Thursday, December 3, 2009

New Travelling Bags!

I decided I needed a 'larger than I currently own' handbag. A trip to Ikea to purchase some new fabric, and a bit of cutting and sewing, I now own this smart new bag.

I put a zipper closure on it so that the contents won't fall out!

This lining is from Ikea also - $3.99 a bargain! I put some patch pockets on one side, and the other I have put a pleated pocket like in Nikki's Laptop Bag pattern on the other side to hold larger things like a bottle of sunscreen!

So that I have plenty of room in the bag without making the top too wide, I have pleats on the outside. I also put them on the inside so I wouldn't lose any room. Unfortunately the inside ones are harder to photograph. There is also an adjustable shoulder strap so whilst I am juggling other little peoples hand luggage also, I can be hands free! I love these new shiny O-Rings from Nikki - they really help to finish the bag off and make it look so much more professional I think!

Now I just need to stuff full of survival gear!


  1. LOVE IT! I'm a big fan of Ikea fabric, too.

    Thanks for the email - and 'twas lovely to chat today.

  2. I love this bag.... I want one. Don't you love Ikea fabric!

  3. What pattern is this bag? I love it! :)

  4. I too love this bag. Can you tell me what pattern it is? :)

  5. Gorgeous Bag, I love the fabric :)
    It looks like it would be a wonderful bottomless bag! - I have a bag that everyone calls bottomless because it seems to fit everything! My mum jokes that I probably have my whole wardrobe and the kitchen sink in it!
    Would love to know what pattern you used?