Monday, 22 October 2012

Slouch bag success

After blogging on Friday about my delivery of compressed wadding I set too with cutting my slouch bag pattern out. I had a whole afternoon to myself, with no interruptions, so I sewed all afternoon until I had completed the project.

I am so thrilled with how easily the bag went together and also the end result.

My version of the Slouch Bag
There are no pockets in the pattern but I need pockets to divide up my junk personal belongings so I decided that I would be fearless and add a slip pocket too.
Slip pocket

 I also like a zipped pocket to keep more valuable items safe so I also added one of these on the opposite side of the bag.
Zipper pocket
Below is a dreadful photo of me wearing the bag. Just concentrate on the bag, not my grimace!
Slouch bag
I know that I will be making this bag again as it is so easy to make and it is a bag that you can 'wear'. I would like to make it in a tweed as I think that it would be great for the winter. I will keep my eye out for some fabric on the market. Failing that, I might raid my  husband's wardrobe (if only)! So if you too would like to make this bag, Judith has it on sale on her Esty shop here.
Di x


  1. Looks fab! Great choice of fabrics!

  2. Totally gorgeous!! I need me one of those bags!!! Well done on the hidden zip pocket - looks fab!

  3. Oh it looks wonderful! If I ever get caught up with my list of things... I may have to give it a go!

  4. So lovely......perfect fabric!

  5. ohhh love it, need a bag, is it easy ? looks easier than the 241 tote. You look like your going to burst out laughing ;o)

  6. I love the bag, it looks fabulous - and the perfect accessory!

  7. Oh I knew it would look fabulous in your choice of fabrics - so lovely Di! I agree it would look amazing in tweed with a stunningly surprising lining fabric!

  8. Oh wow Di! It turned out amazing! And your inner pockets are fab! well done! Jxo

  9. The pockets look perfect! Great bag to slouch around with! Smile next time!

  10. It's a fabulous bag! I'm going to have to get the pattern to make one myself :)