This Labor Day after many weeks of not getting to hang out with Libby (she has been hiking a LOT all summer) we finally managed to get together and dust off the sewing machines. Back in the spring we got fabric with the intention of making the Phoebe Bag by Rebeka Lambert of artsy-crafty babe. We found a very soft yummy Bamboo Rayon Corduroy to use as the outside and we each picked different lining.
The pattern is a pretty easy, a great first bag if you have never made one but the corduroy that we picked, lovely as it is, was a bit of a pain to deal with when pinning things as it likes to move..a lot. We suggest sticking with plain cottons or linens for a less frustrating experience if you have never made a bag before.
This is the lining of Libby’s bag, we almost had a bit of a tussle over this paisley when we found it at the fabric store.
For my bag I used a thrifted top sheet that we found for a fun fresh look. Here you can see the pocket; Libby’s bag also has a pocket but the darker lining made it hard to see in the photos.
Despite the tricky corduroy and some tension issues with our machines that we had to iron out it was all and all a fun project and I for one plan to make a couple more.
After all that crafting we were very hungry (we totally forgot to eat lunch!) so we enjoyed some roast triample squash from the garden. The squash was very tasty, can’t wait to make one into soup.
A very satisfying day indeed.