Wednesday, 1 April 2015

The Manhattan Bag Pattern Testing


I was lucky enough to get a chance to Pattern Test The Manhattan Bag  for Emmaline Bags 

Janelle has released a new pattern as part of the Bag of  the Month


I Love this pattern, I had so much fun making it. Janelle has come up with another great pattern.  The Manhattan comes in two different sizes the Mamma and the Miss. It has the coolest zippered pouch in the flap.  A great place to put your sunglasses, and it has the pattern for you to make your own glasses case.  Janelle designed it so you can attach the glasses case into the flap, making for an easy way to store you glasses.


I found this pattern to be very well written with lots of pictures to go with the written instruction.  I always like the fact that when you print out her pattern pieces, she has the 1" block so you can measure it to ensure that you have print the pattern to scale.  I didn't have and problems following the pattern and everything lined up beautiful even the magnetic snaps on the front of the bag.


The Mamma is big enough to hold my iPad and wallet, where as the Mini holds my wallet and anything else I think I need.
 
 I will be making more of these bags in the future. These ones are already spoken for, the Bird Mamma will be heading to my Mom for Mother's day.  The Miss will be heading to my Sister, Jennifer.



 I decided to use Black Denim for this bag, it is from Ikea ,and use to be a couch cover.  I need some cream fabric to go with the feed sack so I had to tea dye checked tea towels, as all I had was white ones.  I love trying different things with fabric, it worked  out as a  perfect match.   I used a flour sack on this bag, it is from the S. J. Bellamy Flour Mill at Upper Canada Village.  My Great, Great, Great Uncle S. J. Bellamy Built and owned the Mill before it was moved to Upper Canada Village.  So since my maiden name is Bellamy I thought my sister would love it. 


3 comments:

Maria said...

Both look beautiful and professionally made. I'm really looking forward to making this one.

Jennifer Bellamy said...

Still using the bag with Bellamy on it. It is holding up very well. I really like the inside pocket that my cell phone fits in. To my surprise the purse is big enough to hold a lot of stuff. Thanks Natalie.

Carry Hers By Natalie said...

Very glad to hear that you are still using it.

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