Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Cappuccino II Bags

I recently tested the Cappuccino II cross body bag from Lisa of Around the Bobbin. The bag went together quickly and the results are a great looking bag. I love how the bottom of the bag is sewn and it fits perfectly! After making the first bag, I knew I wanted to make another one where I could do an artsy flap. I am using the artsy flap bag for me. I will be making lots more of these bags.

Lisa's instructions are excellent and she has lots of diagrams too. This pattern has a choice of 2 flaps, I made the shorter flap on both of my bags. I actually made the first bag in a day. There are 2 kinds of interfacing used, but no fleece or foam. I hadn't made a bag without fleece or foam and I love how it feels. I did use fleece on the decorative stitched flap, but not in the body. While this bag may look like a lot of other bag patterns out there, the construction of the bottom is what makes this one stand out better than others I have made. The only thing I changed was instead of making 2 interior slip pockets, I made one slip pocket and one zippered pocket. I also added some rivets on the strap. The bag measures approximately 9" high x 11" wide x 3 1/2" deep.

Be sure and check out the tester's bags too! Discount of 25% off now through February 25: code is CAP25

Here are the two Cappuccino II's I made~

This print has a touch of metallic gold in it. The brown body and strap is cotton fabric.

There is a slip pocket under the flap on the front.

Back of the bag.

The front slip pocket. The bag closes with a magnetic snap as you can see.

Inside I added a slip pocket with a divided pen pocket on one side of the pocket and a zippered pocket, even though the instructions are for 2 slip pockets. The inside also has a top band (the brown fabric).

Zippered inside pocket.

Cappuccino Bag II with a decorative stitched flap~

I used decorative machine stitches, rickrack, and I added French knots by hand. I also added buttons and crystals for some added bling.

You can see the crystals up close and the French knots.

Back of the bag. This is a batik print.

The front slip pocket with snap closure.

Inside is the slip pocket and zippered pocket and the top band in the batik fabric.

Slip pocket, divided with a pen pocket on the right.

Zippered pocket.
Pop over to Around the Bobbin to purchase your Cappuccino II Bag pdf pattern (don't forget the 25% off discount: CAP25) or any of Lisa's other great patterns.
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  1. As usual, I love the decorative stitching that highlights the flap. It does make the bag unique and look distinctively handmade. The brown print fabric on the first bag is also very "expensive" looking and reminds me of the name of the bag. Terrific job, Daryl.

  2. Lovely bag and I do like the Browns you have chosen. Cappuccino it is. Creative Bag Bliss...<3

  3. Wow! Daryl they are both beautiful! Your decorative stitching is the perfect finishing touch, love the work you do! Thanks for sharing.

  4. You know which one I'm going to say I like the best - yes, the blue one with decorative stitching and bling. Looks great!


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