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black and white bag

I didn’t really intend this bag to be all black and white, but I love the fabrics!  I know, who do I think I am, Mila from Project Runway?  (hehehe, I wish)

I love the simplicity of the bag, but yet it’s so stylish.    I ended up reducing the size of the pattern down to 80% because I didn’t want it to be so big that I couldn’t find whatever I needed in a hurry.

I also added a magnetic snap and used canvas for interfacing to make it a little more substantial.  

Now that I’ve been using it for a bit, I really love it.  No more dives to the bottom of the bag to find stale cheerios or crumpled up receipts from four months ago!  I definitely think I’m going to try the full size pattern and have that handy for trips to the pool this summer.

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38 Responses to black and white bag

  1. Susan 06.07.2010 at 11:56 am #

    Love! Great fabrics…gonna have to try :)

  2. Vanessa 06.07.2010 at 12:30 pm #

    You redecorated! Anywho, I love your new bag. That black and white fabric will go with anything. I have yet to make myself a bag. . .

  3. Emily 06.07.2010 at 12:47 pm #

    I love the black and white bag. It will go with anything.

  4. bleuvanille 06.07.2010 at 1:24 pm #

    I love this pattern in the very modern fabric you chose, very inspiring!

  5. Kelly O. 06.07.2010 at 1:26 pm #

    love the fabric choices! it’ll go with almost anything!

  6. Tami 06.07.2010 at 2:00 pm #

    I love the bag, Mila … I mean, Anna. I think you’d win for best accessory!

  7. Nicole 06.07.2010 at 2:35 pm #

    cool bag, especially the size.

  8. Jos 06.07.2010 at 2:44 pm #

    love the pattern & love the fabric!

  9. Jess 06.07.2010 at 3:03 pm #


  10. sweetjeanette 06.07.2010 at 3:27 pm #

    I love this bag! I’ve made four myself! It is so simple. All four were either made out of upholstry or tapestry fabric. I didn’t do a magnetic clasp though, that’s a great idea!

    jeanette (your new BFF! LOL)

  11. Elsa 06.07.2010 at 3:31 pm #

    oh, that turned out so nice! I’ve made about 8 of these bags for me and friends! great for carrying around knitting! and I’ve got a couple requests!
    I like to put some muslin between just to give it a bit more stability … thanks so much for sharing!

  12. egemur 06.07.2010 at 3:44 pm #

    Çok güzel olmuş. Blogunuzun yakından takipçisiyim

  13. Chris 06.07.2010 at 3:49 pm #

    Lovely, Anna. I like the bag lines, and the black and white is striking.

  14. Delia 06.07.2010 at 4:10 pm #

    Very pretty Anna! I like the black and white all over.

  15. jess 06.07.2010 at 4:37 pm #

    very stylin!

  16. Sew It Up Baby! 06.07.2010 at 5:16 pm #

    You can never go wrong with black and white. You new bag rocks!!

  17. Sarah R 06.07.2010 at 6:41 pm #

    Awesome blog, Anna!

    I bet you could make some really awesome cloth diapers. 😉

  18. Mary 06.07.2010 at 6:47 pm #

    I love it! What fabric did you use? I’ve seen this bag before, but yours is the first I’ve seen that I really LOVE. Fabric choice makes such a huge difference!

  19. alissa 06.07.2010 at 9:20 pm #

    I love this bag Anna! Looks like the perfect size to me – Purses that are too big drive me crazy! And you are right, I bet the full size one would be just perfect as a pool bag.

  20. Happy Together 06.07.2010 at 9:43 pm #

    Very stylish for sure! I think the black and white makes it very sophisticated but still laid back. Know what I mean? :)

  21. Leslie 06.07.2010 at 9:59 pm #

    it looks great

  22. Mary on Lake Pulaski 06.07.2010 at 11:32 pm #

    It’s very cute Anna!

  23. dana 06.08.2010 at 12:13 am #

    Beautiful. yay! You’re sharing it!
    I’m glad I got to see it in person :)

  24. Catherine 06.08.2010 at 6:08 am #

    I love the bag and the black and white looks great.:)

  25. Kari 06.08.2010 at 9:53 am #

    Love the bag! And the new look here is great!

  26. Jeannie 06.08.2010 at 10:48 am #

    That is VERY nice!! Love the easy style of that as well. I love black and white, can’t go wrong with that combo!

  27. Jessica 06.08.2010 at 12:25 pm #

    Super cute!

  28. Sew Much Ado 06.08.2010 at 1:30 pm #

    What a cute bag Anna! It has such a great shape.

  29. anotheryarn 06.08.2010 at 10:23 pm #

    Very cute. I’d love to hear about your method of resizing bag/purse patterns.

  30. inday_adin 06.10.2010 at 2:16 am #

    I think it is really cute!

  31. Nonna Beach 06.11.2010 at 2:52 pm #

    I love that bag…reminds me of ones we carried in the 60’s made out of old jeans and lined with a funky patterned material ! love

  32. houseonhilltop 06.13.2010 at 6:54 pm #

    Love it! It’s very chic.

  33. Momma Kate 06.19.2010 at 11:38 pm #

    I made a bag similar to this and my hubby calls it my Big Girls’ bikini halter:)

  34. Handmade Delight 03.10.2011 at 11:28 pm #

    simple and elegant, nice :)

  35. Happy in red 06.20.2011 at 12:50 pm #

    Simple and elegant is the way to go. Yay! Esther.

  36. la casa della sarta 08.03.2011 at 5:16 pm #

    adoro questa borsa e stupenda lili un bacio

  37. ❤ Giovy ❤ 03.07.2012 at 4:40 pm #

    Ciao, sono Giovanna, ho appena scoperto il tuo blog,sei bravissima! E ti ringrazio per i tutorial che lasci a disposizione per tutti. Spero di produrne qualcuno al più presto, gli posterò sul mio blog così potrai vederli. Ciao!!

  38. Anonymous 06.25.2014 at 12:29 am #

    Love that fabric. Who makes it?

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