Bag Lady Returns

I haven’t been blogging much lately but I have been sewing. I guess it’s a trade off sometimes and I’m certainly enjoying the productivity.

I’ve been itching to make the Pink Chalk Mail Sack ever since I saw Kathy Mack carrying one around Market. I love the styling and the cross-body handle is especially appealing to me. The hardest part was deciding what fabrics to use! Ultimately I decided to sew it with the bright, fun Gypsy Bandana by Pillow & Maxfield for Michael Miller Fabrics.

Can you say “Yummy!”? Totally loving how it turned out. I did substitute fusible fleece for the interfacing recommended for the bag exterior, mostly because I had it on hand and prefer a little softer feel sometimes.

In retrospect, I wish I’d used a smaller print for the bag yoke and handles but I can live with this combination. It’s a nice size, very generous, and I like that there are plenty of pockets I can fill with all my necessities.