Basic Bag - Better Bag Maker

Better Bags Are Hand Sewn

I have been working at improving my bag making skills. This is the basic bag from The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu. She suggests you start here to learn the fundamentals.  I found her directions a little hard to follow. The mastery of the bag was figuring out how to coordinate between the bag body, lining, interfacing and facings. Sorting the pattern pieces out was a challenge and I do think this was a good place to begin if you plan to make more bags from the book. It was supposed to have a zipper pocket on one side but I could not figure out how to do it and just wanted to get the bag done. I am pretty happy with how the bag turned out.

The bag body is a Japanese Fabric echino I picked up on at trip to Seattle and Bainbridge Island. The lining was a remnant that I purchased at Britex in San Francisco. I love mixing small patterns with large.  The bag is a great size.

Inside the Basic Bag

Basic Bag and Toni

2 Responses to Better Bags Are Hand Sewn

  1. mary Knapp-Samet November 26, 2015 at 2:37 PM #

    Beautiful!! Website looks great. I am thankful you are a friend in my life!

    • Toni November 28, 2015 at 10:48 AM #

      Thank you Mary and thank you for reading! I am grateful for our friendship.

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