Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Mamma Size Manhattan Bag

This is the April bag for the Bag-of-the-Month Club, called The Manhattan Bag and was designed by Janelle of Emmaline Bags. I love the shape of this bag. I wanted to do something fun on the flap, so I appliqued a flower to the flap and added a few embellishments. I really like how this bag came out and I like the size of the Mamma, which is the larger of the two, the other is the Miss size. Here is my version of the bag:
I used a Guatemalan style fabric for the bag.
The pink around the flap is a zipper. The flap unzips into a pocket. The pattern also included an eyeglasses case that you can make and Velcro into the flap pocket. I didn't make the case, but this pocket is also handy for holding other things too.
I created an appliqued flower for the flap. I used a variegated thread the stitch the flower in place. I added some orange paint to the pink flower, sewed an aqua felt piece that I dyed with Kool Aid, added a few embroidered touches and some buttons.
The back of the bag has a zippered pocket.
There is a slip pocket inside.

The strap is adjustable. Under the flap is a slip pocket. So there are 4 pockets in all.

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11 comments:

  1. Your bag turned out beautifully, Daryl. Love all of the extra detail. I have yet to start mine but I think I may have to make both sizes.

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  2. What a beautifull bag you made. :-) Love it.

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  3. It's a beautiful work of art, Daryl. You had some very good ideas and brilliant execution! I'm still waiting for my ideas to come...:) They will. In the meantime, I sure am enjoying yours!

    I know you've talked about Kool-Aid dyeing before--I was wondering if the color will hold up during washing? Just curious!

    Krista

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  4. I really love all of the embellishment you used here, Daryl. Beautiful bag!

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  5. Daryl,you always make such wonderful works of art and this bag is no exception. Well done!

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  6. Beautiful! You always add beautiful art to your bags. I love the fabric too. And Kool Aid? Just learned something new.

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  7. Hi Daryl, we LOVE the Mamma Size Manhattan Bag ! The Guatemalan fabric is fabulous, and the pink flower really makes the bag "pop". What a wonderful work of art. You are very talented !
    Best wishes, from Marina and Daryl

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  8. Daryl, your handbag is a work of art. I love Emmaline's designs. My Mom was the purse lady, and I inherited all her supplies. This looks like a really fun pattern to personalize.

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  9. You've really mastered this bag making thing...lookin' good, no great! Love it!

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  10. Great bag, love the flower, it's beautiful :-)

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  11. That bag is beautiful!! I love your flower creation! I am still deciding what size to make...the bigger the bag the more junk I carry, but I don't want it to be too small for all my treasures either!! Oh decisions, decisions!!

    Nini~

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