Samantha from At Home With Mrs. H. designed this Stella Pleated Bag and sells it as a pdf download at her Etsy store. It's a medium sized bag, not too large and not too small. You can make this bag with an adjustable strap or a fixed strap like I made. The bag is really great looking and closes with a magnetic snap. Inside there is a zippered pocket and a slip-in pocket.
I don't know about you, but I am always looking for the perfect bag (for me). I sometimes want and need a medium sized bag like this and sometimes I need to schlep around more things and need a larger bag. Over the years I have wanted and needed different sized bags, like when my children were small or when I am traveling I need to have a larger bag. I still haven't found the perfect bag for all my changing needs, so that's why I like to make and use all kinds and sizes of bags. We all have different tastes in terms of style too. I am more of a hobo style bag person I suppose. I like simple but practical bags that look good and hold what I need. The Stella Pleated bag is a shape that I really like and the medium size does work for me, but there are times when I could use a slightly larger bag too.
I really love the look of the Stella Pleated Bag. The flap was a perfect place to add an applique or a bit of embroidery.
|The bag in this photo contains my wallet and eyeglass case and coin purse, so you can see it is more rounded with things inside of the bag.|
|This is a photo of the bag when it is empty.|
|This is the Stella Pleated Bag shown with the adjustable strap. It's the photo on the cover of the pdf pattern that Samantha sells.|
|The felt applique heart with embroidery that I added to the flap.|
|Inside the bag there are 2 pockets.|
- The nice rounded shape of the bag
- The pleats give a nice look
- The flap is a nice way to close the bag with a magnetic snap, plus you can jazz it up a little with an applique or embroidery
- The instructions are written with both cm and inches
- You can choose an adjustable strap or a fixed one
- The inside zippered pocket is optional, but it was so easy to make
- The fleece adds a nice feeling to the bag
There was a part of the bag instructions that was a bit confusing to me, but I think it could have been the wording that threw me or something lost in translation? The difference of American English versus British English can mean different things or be interrupted differently I suppose. I am sure Samantha would help you out if you needed any additional help with making any of her patterns.Pin It Now!