Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Happy Bag (with changes)

A few years ago I made the Happy Bag by Imazz Pattern Designs. It was fun to sew and looked great. I made changes on the first bag by making  patchwork strip pockets both front and back (pattern called for one front pocket).

This time I thought I would experiment some more and not only make patchwork strip pockets on front and back again, but make one adjustable strap instead of 2 fixed straps. Plus I boxed the corners rather than sew rounded corners with darts. I also made the accent strip above the pocket a bit narrower to better balance the bag. I didn't add a magnetic snap closure this time because I liked the slouchier look and easy access to this bag.

The look of the bag is a bit different and a bit thicker in parts to sew too. It was fun to experiment and try some new things
I used purple strips for the pocket and a denim-like material for the rest of the exterior.

The other side of the bag showing the other pocket.

I added a slip pocket inside.

The depth of the bag is wider with my changes.

The other side of the bag.
The first Happy Bag looks like this:
This is the first Happy Bag I made so that you can compare the changes I made on the purple Happy Bag.
I like the look of the original Happy Bag better.
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9 comments:

  1. While purple is one my favorite colors most time that red one is really cute. Cute bad. You're good

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  2. I like both bags. You always amaze me with your modifications to patterns. They always turn out so nice.

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  3. I love the modifications you made to the bag. The slouchy look is cool!

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  4. Hi, its great to compare the two and its interesting to see how modification can change the look. They both look great. i think i like the outer look of the original better, that smaller size half moon is very pretty. i'm always a fan of bags with adjustable handles which is a must. great job and enjoy both.
    tara

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  5. Your patriotic bag is so cute! Resisting the urge to make one too!

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  6. Thanks for the email about comments...hope you get this!

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