Monday, December 1, 2014

What I was making : revealed!

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The Maria Denmark Lotta Lady Bag

I loved your guesses as to what I was making in my last post!  and I loved how you were "getting warmer" with each guess.

Cake cover ?  No.

Sewing machine cover?  No.

Cat bed?  Well, it did look like a cat bed at one point in the process, but no.

Piece of luggage, like a carry-on?  Anna Christina, it turned out much larger than I thought it would so yes, it could be a carry-on, though that wasn't the original intention.

Handbag?  YES!  Ding ding ding, Tomasa, you are the winner!  But you also had insider knowledge (offline chatting about making a bag) so.....

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The outer "fabric" is actually two layers....both from Kashi and both with a story I will share next post!

And what makes it so stiff?  Peltex.

Deets next post.

Be well!


18 comments:

  1. Stunning bag Kyle. Simply stunning.

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  2. Very impressive - can't wait for more details !

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    1. I just wrote the mega post tonight--please check it out!

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  3. I want these cutout fabrics you're finding.
    Awesome texture.

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    1. Kashi at Metro Textiles in NYC can hook you up!

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  4. I want this bag girl! Love it! What pattern did you use!?

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    1. Thanks! It's the Maria Denmark Lotta Lady bag--it's a digital pattern.

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  5. I missed your last post, so I didn't know you were sewing a bag. Know what's strange, though? I was looking at bag patterns to try and create something similar to the other bag you made with this fabric. Get out of my mind woman! Or maybe I should get out of yours. =)

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    1. Ha ha ha! This fabric is actually different than the last two bags I made--maybe I should do a "group portrait" of all my bags??

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  6. Your bag is just fab.u.lous! Yes, I had some insider info. :) although to be honest, I wasn't 100% sure looking at the photo that that was the bag we were chatting about. It really did look like a sewing machine cover in that photo. Anyway, your bag is beautiful! Great job!

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    1. I agree. it does have that sewing machine cover look to it!

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  7. Love that bag! What a great job... can't wait for the details.

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    1. Thanks! I just wrote the mega post about it, check it out!

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  8. I am so impressed! You make the most amazing and professional bags! Have you ever thought about doing your own ASE or Craftsy class? I would be the first to sign up.

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    1. Thanks Anna Christina! That's really flattering! Craftsy has a "design your own bag" class that I bought and never watched.

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  9. This bag looks so professional-it will certainly go with many of your lovely work outfits. I wonder if I could make one in vinyl so it would be washable? Then use it at the barn to carry just a few supplies back and forth. As always Kyle, your work inspires. :-)

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    1. Wow Mary, what a sweet comment! Yes, you can totally make this in vinyl. Mine is neoprene and pleather on the outside, so I think I could hose mine down. and the fact that the zipper is half way down each side means it is super easy to see everything inside.

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