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my newest bag

yeah, maybe a little bag fetish going on here, but I can’t help it.  I ditched the diaper bag a while back and feel like going a little bag crazy. 

And it’s on sale for $3.99, wowy, go snag one up!

I kept seeing Vanessa’s shop with these cool bags and so I definitely had to check out what they were all about.  It’s an Ali Foster pattern (and for all you sellers on etsy, you can sell items made from her pattern, yay for that).  I had gotten it a while back thinking I might be able to scrape together bits of time to make and sell stuff at my local farmers market, but I guess that went by the wayside. 

Either way I love this scooter fabric.  Kind of reminds me of when my dad had his vespa, he got a kick out of the fabric when I showed him the bag.  It’s by Etsuko Furuya.

I love the simple casual design, and it’s perfect for slinging around.  If you are in need of a fun summer bag and just can’t seem to find time at the sewing machine, Little Big Girl Studio has some already made up, so go snag one!

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31 Responses to my newest bag

  1. Leslie 07.20.2010 at 11:53 am #

    i LOVE it!! this fabrics are great

  2. Miss Makes-a-lot 07.20.2010 at 12:23 pm #

    LOVE it! great mix of fabrics, and it looks really well made :)

  3. Vanessa 07.20.2010 at 12:35 pm #

    It turned out so well! That fabric is perfect-some of my fav colors. Thanks for the mention too :)

  4. Kimberly 07.20.2010 at 1:09 pm #

    Love this! So fun and casual.

  5. hilltopmom 07.20.2010 at 3:43 pm #

    Love your bag. I carry Ali Foster’s patchwork messenger bag. I love it too. I need to make the slouch. I bought it a while ago. Thanks for the reminder.

  6. Amy 07.20.2010 at 4:21 pm #

    I love this bag! I have been using mine for a few months and it is such a great everyday bag. Love the scooters!

  7. Mary 07.20.2010 at 4:23 pm #

    Very cute! I love that scooter fabric too.

    I seriously need to make one of your diaper clutches and kick the diaper bag. I think it’s about time to move on :-)

  8. Sarah 07.20.2010 at 5:47 pm #

    It looks awesome! I love everything about it, the fabrics are so cool and the design is so nice and simple. In fact it’s just like the one I make but with only one strap. Sounds like a goer to me!

  9. dana 07.20.2010 at 6:44 pm #

    oooooo. I love it! And yea, I’m in love with that fabric.

  10. Amber 07.20.2010 at 7:00 pm #


  11. Mom of three 07.20.2010 at 7:14 pm #

    I am so crazy about those scooters. I made pants for my little boy and I have a baby carrier from this fabric. Looks like I have something else on my list of things to make with scooters!

  12. Nicole 07.20.2010 at 9:46 pm #

    i love that scooter fabric, too! and that seems a perfect name for the bag: the slouch.

  13. Jenny 07.20.2010 at 10:53 pm #

    I covet that fabric! Such a cute bag.

  14. Delia 07.20.2010 at 11:24 pm #

    Nice fabric choices! I like how colorful it is.

  15. Marisa 07.20.2010 at 11:45 pm #

    I love the shape of this bag! Great fabrics, too. And I have also been bag crazy since giving up the diaper bag. Freedom!

  16. coffeerocketfairytale 07.21.2010 at 6:38 am #

    Awww. I love that it has little Vespas on it! So cute!

  17. Amanda Pedro 07.21.2010 at 8:55 am #

    first of all, congrats on not having a diaper bag anymore!! Bet you still have some wet wipes though. :}
    And what a great entry into the big girl bag world. I Love it, it made me smile.
    thanks for sharing

  18. Elsa 07.21.2010 at 11:10 am #

    love the bag and this fabric designer is brilliant! love all the fabrics from this line and previous ones too! I’ve made several bags from it too!

  19. Chris 07.21.2010 at 8:38 pm #

    Thank you for the heads up on the pattern sale. I stocked up on one. :) Yet another project to add to my “to do” list. Yes!

  20. luvinthemommyhood 07.21.2010 at 8:41 pm #

    Ohhh, so pretty!!! P.s. the blog looks fab – luv all the changes while I’ve been away :)

  21. ayumills 07.21.2010 at 10:17 pm #

    This is a really stylish handbag and I definitely need one like that!! It even matches with your wallet’s color! awesome 😀

  22. erica 07.22.2010 at 9:28 am #

    This is great! I love making bags out of this fabric :)

  23. Jessabells 07.22.2010 at 10:58 am #

    Love the bag, especially the fabric!

  24. the.mrs 07.22.2010 at 10:51 pm #

    Saweeet bag! I always gawk at that fabric at crafty planet, but since it’s on the expensive rack I’ll save it until I have a gift cert. :) Thanks for the project!

  25. Marisa 07.26.2010 at 1:59 am #

    I just made a similar bag, inspired by yours. I posted photos and linked to your post. Thanks for the motivation!

  26. franzif 07.27.2010 at 11:53 am #

    It’s your fault that I had to purchase the pattern and tutorial…. :) But I think I’ll enjoy it. Thanks for sharing :)

  27. CuriousJess 09.09.2011 at 10:47 am #

    love the bag but I think I love the wallet more!

  28. LC 07.22.2012 at 4:49 am #

    Can we get the pattern !?

  29. Pavitra Chakravarty 01.09.2013 at 9:40 am #

    Anna, cannot seem to access this pattern.. is it available elsewhere?

    • Anna 01.09.2013 at 10:12 am #

      Sorry, she must have move the page, I fixed the link now. :) Thanks for letting me know.

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