Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Clematis Bag Enlarged

The annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta was here in early October and the gift shop where I sell my things takes in a lot of hot air balloon crafts to sell during that time. I made a few items with hot air balloon fabric to sell and I think I sold 3 things. The rest will be in the shop through the end of the year, so I hope they sell for Christmas.

One of the bags I made was this Clematis bag (remember all the Clematis Wristlet bags I made?), that I enlarged and added an adjustable strap so it can be worn across the body. I like this larger size as a handbag. This was the first one I tried making at this size, and I will be making more; in fact I just finished another large one that I made in different colors (no balloons). This pattern is from Blue Calla Patterns and it's a free pattern. This Balloon Clematis did sell too!

I used denim for the base and the strap.

I even used a hot air balloon charm on the zipper pull I made. This charm is large.

On this larger Clematis I added a zippered pockets as well as the slip pocket that is in the pattern.



I am linking this to Elm Street Quilts Bag It 2017.
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6 comments:

  1. love the bag, the fabric and that its a free pattern. great job and the strap will be very handy.
    Tara

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  2. Love it!!! Fabulous idea to enlarge it and add a strap!

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  3. While I was gone I missed your posts and upon review I see you have been very busy sewing wonderful bags and zippered pouches. Your fun fabrics and coordinating charms add lots of “purseonality”. Sew happy you are selling from the gift shop. Blissful Sewing Dear...xo

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  4. Such a darling bag! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts Bag It.

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  5. Awesome modification! Love the zipper pulls.

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  6. Such a great shape for a bag - and that fabric is just - plain - FUN :) Awesome that you found such a perfect charm for the zipper pull :D

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