After participating in the bag swap hosted by Kris earlier in the year, I just had to make more bags! Stopping at just one wasn't an option for me! Check out the first bag I made with this great Lollipop Bag pattern here. My latest Lollipop
Bag is made with some colorful Kaffe Fassett fabric and some funky dots that I found at my LQS. I believe the rosette is a Kona solid. Those bright colors are even more fun in person.
For a few weeks I was searching the town to find swivel clips and D rings. I didn't find them in time to use on my first bag, but finally.........mission accomplished! Now the handle can be removed when it's not needed. It just adds a fun extra touch. The rosette still had me a little intimidated. Once I got started again, it was pretty easy.
Here's a top view of the bag as I was making it. This time I remembered to keep the zipper only halfway zipped when I sewed the sides and bottom together. Do you know what happens if the zipper is fully zipped when the sides and bottom are sewn? I do! You get a lovely bag sewn together inside out, with no way to turn it the correct way without removing some stitches. Oh, well! Lesson learned!
You can be sure I'll be making more of these. I even have the fabric to get started!