Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"la femme" - a free pattern from me to {{you}}

The weather was rainy and cool today - perfect for a new idea to progress from mind to paper, and into reality!
As I mentioned yesterday I wanted to design a bag to hold our private women's things, one that could hold those feminine articles comfortably and prettily whilst hanging from the handle of the toilet door...and voila! it's done.
Do you like it?

Apart from the green check all the fabrics are the Sandy Gervais designed "Celebrate Spring" range from Moda. They are so pretty and fresh!
The bag is 10 1/4" x 8 1/4", not including the handles.

Now, because I think giving is the best of fun, I've worked really hard to write this up as a pattern - and if you knew me well you'd understand how hard that was for the very visual let-me-SHOW-you person that I am! I'd be much happier if you could just pop round to my house and watch me make it, but as that may not be a trip you're likely to make any time soon, I've fumbled my way through written instructions and I'm giving them to you to decipher as best you can. :-)
Please leave a comment here if you like the design, and if you do decide to make it let me know if my instructions were helpful or thoroughly frustrating, ok?
I am in such awe of designers whose flair with fabric washes over into their flair for teaching and writing pattern instructions!

(update 2012 - ..see new web page for sharing this design HERE.)


PS: I did not add the DMC thread colours from the embroidery to the pattern because you will need to use threads that complement your own fabric choices. :-)
PSS: If you make this PLEASE send me a photo of it! I'd love to see yours!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for your lovely free pattern. I hope to made this one next month..

Take care!

Yvonne aka sommeke said...

Thank you very much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, this is a super little bag, Ideal for make-up as well. I will be making a few of these for my girls later in the year and filling them with nice bath goodies (Birthday pressies) xxx

Myra said...

Adorable bag! Thanks for sharing! 8-)

Annette said...

This is just so cute! I downloaded it and am thinking about fabrics even now. I will make it for sure...and report back. Thanks so much.

Anett said...

HI Jenny,

I enjoy it. Have you a lot of time for me????

Greetings from Anett

Terry said...

That is such a cute bag! And what a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! :0)

Carlotta said...

I would love to have the pattern for this. Thanks so much for sharing all your hard work.

Simone de Klerk said...

Dear Jenny, I would love to have the pattern to this bag, even though it will take some time before I can make it. I've got your first Wonky House on fabric, but haven't found time to stitch it yet. It'll be made in Tilda colors. I look forward to your next house (O:

Tammy said...

Was reading over your older posts and found this super cute project... Neat idea for sure.