By now you may have finished a knot bag and be ready for a slightly different version. I’ve played around with the pattern, and come up with this
The fabric is boiled, foiled wool, leftover from one of my reversible jackets, and therefore meeting my stringent stash busting requirements.
I have therefore made the bag reversible too!
All I did was take the existing pattern and extend the sides out straight. I squared off the bottom and sewed it up in the same sequence as the original bag.
Because the fabric is reversible, I didn’t line the bag. I am not convinced that this was a good idea as the bag feels a little flimsy, but that might be in my head, as the fabric is reasonably robust.
I had started out to make the bag into a box shape at the bottom by squaring off the corners, but that idea got lost in the translation. However, I would love to see someone else do this. Looking at the photos, I may just retrofit box corners to this one.
I am currently playing around with one made from a pair of jeans, complete with the pockets. I have run out of time to post here, but if I get it finished before the end of November, I shall do a post for you.
Just in case you think this bag isn’t cool enough, here is another celebrity photo for you. This one is from Stella McCartney’s 2015 collection (thanks to Hélène for this one), which is a bit reminiscent of the one I’ve done, but longer and with a longer handle.
What design modifications can you think of?
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