Another bag made from scraps! Another near-freebie! Yay! Oh how I love to use up leftovers to create something new, groovy and functional. Anyone who has made bags would know that they're quite expensive to make from scratch...I feel like I'm beating the system.
This bag was made using the Nicole Mallalieu's Panel Bag pattern that I borrowed from my younger sister Emily. It's called a panel bag as it has a panel of feature fabric of either side. The panel on this one is made using leftover scraps of Liberty fabric. The denim was leftover from my recent Burda pants.
I did have to include a few joins in the fabric in some places (seriously, some of the scraps were quite scrappy) but these should really go unnoticed. As you can see from the photo above, there is a join in the top piece. This in only on one side.
I lined the main part of the bag in some quilting cotton leftover from something. The top piece of the lining would also have looked better in denim rather than the Liberty, however I just didn't have enough fabric. There are a bunch of flat pockets one one side and a large zippered pocket on the other side. The rings on the handles and the magnetic closure were taken from a bag I bought at the op-shop for $2.
I'm yet to use the bag, but am confident it will be a good one. It seems like the perfect 'mum' bag - roomy enough to throw in drink bottles, snacks, hats, sunscreen, matchbox cars....and on and on it goes.