Hola, Lola!

One of my favorite things about this time of year is all the prep that goes into the Greater Atlanta Shop Hop. Specifically, all the samples that need to be made. Lucky me often gets to play with as much fabric as I can handle to help Sarah get everything ready, which is how this bag ended up on my to-do list.

The pattern is from Izzy and Ivy, Lola Goes Shopping. I can’t get enough of those gorgeous velveteens so I decided to use some for the bag exterior, then threw in some voile for the coordinating scarf. A little Innocent Crush quilting cotton for the lining and some rich batik fabric for the binding and I was set. I love the fabric combo and think the bag turned out exactly as I’d pictured.

I am so not a binding expert and this bag really was a challenge for me because there is so much of it. (If you see this hanging up at the shop, please be kind.) If I were to make it again, I’d be tempted to do some kind of work around to avoid using the binding. Of course, that would really change the look of the bag and I think I might not like it as much without it!