pattern play



update: the pattern is finished and available here!

I'm finally, finally getting to work on my first official pattern! While I had planned to originally start with a pattern for this bag, that just wasn't in the cards. At least not for now. In the meantime, I've finished two samples for this cute convertible tote bag and will spend the next week several weeks writing up the pattern. Once it's written up and ready to go I'll have it available for sale both in my Etsy shop and here on the blog. Fingers crossed I can get this finished up in a reasonable amount of time. I'm slow, people. Really slow.


Below are some photos of the bags I've made in the process of going from several random sketches to a finished product. It's not a huge bag, though I might include 2 size options in the pattern. It  can be carried as a tote/handbag or as a fold over clutch. As a clutch, it's the perfect size to carry tucked under your arm. I've included a pocket inside along with a magnetic snap closure.  As you can see, the handles can be made to either match or contrast with the body of the bag - up to you! Let me know what you think!


Oh! I'm thinking it almost time to do some sort of giveaway soon! Looks like I'll be reaching 1000+ followers in the near future and that's cause for celebration :)



24 comments:

  1. Wow - that looks fab, what a clever idea, I love the use of Cloud9 fabrics!

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  2. It's fantastic!!!! A cute and practical bag, win/win!!!!!

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  3. I would buy this pattern! love it!

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  4. Vanessa, that is fab! I love that tote. You are so clever!

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  5. amazing, i love the fabric on the first bag. this would be an excellent bag to have!

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  6. yay! you don't know how excited I am for you!! and I looove it soo much!!!! :)

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  7. I love this clutch, so cute!!! Can't wait for the pattern.

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  8. I love this! Beautiful bags, and congratulations on the pattern!

    -Jessa
    http://riotousliving.com

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  9. it's really cute Vanessa, and if you ever do a pattern for that other bag I would love you forever. :)

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  10. Oh! They're so lovely!! And the fabrics you chose are fantastic together.

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  11. they both look great. I love the fabric on the clutch.

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  12. very cute! and congrats on having over 1000 followers.

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  13. Look forward to your first pattern release! You can 'reserve' one for me! :)

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  14. Can't wait till you release the patter...love it!

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  15. This one is absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

    Nicky

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  16. I've just found you an dlove your blog something shocking! These totes are awesome!

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  17. wow, i love, love, LOVE, this bag. yeah, i will definitely be getting my hands on the pattern when you have it available. and i know what you mean about being slow....i'm still only like 50% finished with my daughter's birthday quilt i'm making and her birthday was in july:)

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  18. When will the pattern be available?

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  19. Hey Cindy! The pattern should be ready for purchase towards the end of this month.

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