Monday, August 11, 2014

Small Savannah Bag in Bird Fabric

I was commissioned to make another bag. She wanted parrot or bird fabric. I knew I didn't have parrot fabric, but went home to check what I might have that had birds on it. I found this beautiful fabric I had forgotten about. I made another small Savannah Bag (pattern from Chris W Designs, that I made smaller and eliminated several pockets and added a couple of other pockets). It came out great and I even made the flap shorter and added a magnetic snap to the flap to close the bag. I didn't add the accent strip down the center of the flap on this bag because I didn't want to take away from the beauty of the bird fabric. I really like how this bag looks with the changes I made.
I accented the bag with a gold fabric for the gusset and the strap and strap tab. I love the luscious fabric with the fruit and birds. I made the flap shorter and it closes with a magnetic snap.
Back of the bag has a zippered pocket.
Under the flap is another zippered pocket.
I added slip pockets on both sides, with a pen pocket in the center of one. I added a swivel hook for keys too.
Another view of the inside.
I fussy cut out a different bird on each side pocket. The other side is a blue bird.
This is a gift for a friend of the woman who commissioned this bag.
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  1. She'll love it! I really like how you altered this bag as the original pattern is very large, perfect for computers, but too large as a handbag. Looks great.

  2. Always so impressed with your talents Daryl! Your workmanship on this bag is awesome!

  3. Beautiful bird fabric now made into a beautiful purse. Very smart to fussy cut the birds on each side. Such a lovely gift you have created. Your purses are sew well made and have wonderful functional pockets and flaps. Creative Purse Bliss...

  4. Beautiful fabric!!!!!!!!!! It really makes the bag extra special and she'll love it.

  5. What a stunning bag! congratulations!

  6. Wow, gorgeous! Using the magnetic snap was very clever: the motif is the star of the show. As for the straps and the lining, you chose beautifully.
    I love the red bird on the side, nested amongst the red grapes!

  7. Gorgeous. The fabric is unbelievable! Perfect construction and great inside too.

  8. Beautiful workmanship! Love the little details you included.

  9. WOW! this is a beautiful bag and I'm sure the person will love it!! Congratulations on selling this lovely bag:) I hope you are well, I'm trying to get back into the swing of things and especially since my son will start school on Aug. 25th and we should be getting back to out routine:) I'm off to see what other lovely projects I've missed:)

  10. A gorgeous bag... I love the bird fabric! Really adds a sophisticated feel. Very nicely done!

  11. LOL... sitting here wishing I had fabric this fabulous that I "had forgotten about". Wonderful customization on the bag, too.


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