Sunday, 21 April 2013

Liberty peacock fabric cross-body bag

Last summer I met up with my closest friend in London. We had a fab time mooching round fabric shops, drinking coffee and buying food in Fortnum & Mason. Inevitably, we ended up in Liberty and I just couldn't resist buying this peacock fabric.
My friend had a favourite cross-body bag which was looking a bit worse-for-wear, so I promised to make her another one with some of my new fabric. So, she sent me the measurements and some photographs so that I could make a pattern. Autumn came...and went! Christmas came....and went. Her birthday came in January...and went.

But, finally, I've managed to finish it.
As well as the lovely peacock fabric there's also some lovely touches like a peacock charm and ribbon pulls....
...as well as a removable key fob ribbon which can be used to make sure she can find her house keys easily and a zip top lining.
I hope she thinks it was worth the wait.
Apologies to all the lovely ladies (and gents) who take part in Handmade Monday (and voted for the lining fabric - the pale blue seemed to be the most popular). I'm usually a bit of a stickler for making sure I post comments on everyone who links up, but I just didn't find time last week. Really, really sorry! I'll make sure I rectify this week.

26 comments:

  1. yay! Glad you chose that lining. It's perfect! I love that charm. Great job on this bag!! Janelle

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  2. Beautiful bag, I'm sure she'll think it worth the wait :)

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  3. Lovely bag and so well customised for your friend's needs. That's the real joy of handmade, isn't it, making something you know the person will love.

    Hope you have a good week,
    Alison

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  4. I am sure she will think that it is well worth the wait. It is stunning!

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  5. The bag is gorgeous. I love liberty fabrics and that one is beautiful. A fabric buying/coffee drinking trip to London with friends is just what I could do with!!

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  6. A really lovely bag, and the lining is gorgeous. Hope you ahae a good week.

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  7. This bag is really beautiful, I love the little touches like the ribbon and the charm. The peacock feather fabric is really lovely.

    Jan x

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  8. It's gorgeous. I love the finishing touches.

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  9. Helen, it's gorgeous and am sure your friend will be thrilled!! Have a great week!
    S x

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  10. Gorgeous! I love all the extra thoughtful finishing touches too.

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  11. Gorgeous bag, with thoughtful finishing touches. You're a great friend!

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  12. The Liberty peacock fabric is so pretty. What a lovely bag.

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  13. I'm sure your friend would have delighted with the bag as it's gorgeous. Well worth the wait xx

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  14. Oh wow this is just sooooo gorgeous! The finishing touches make it that extra bit special too, i just know your friend will be over the moon with it! x

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  15. Wow Helen! I don't know how you do it with such perfect craftmanship!! The bag turned out lovely and I love the embellishments. Very nice indeed.

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  16. I love that peacock fabric, and the detail on the bag is amazing! Very fine work indeed :-)

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  17. I love the way everything is tied together in theme but without being too stylised or contrived - it's a tricky balanace but you've nailed it! The key fob is a great idea too - and would save me a lot of time! ;)

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  18. Wonderful bag. I love the added touches of the peacock and ribbon. I bet you friend is thrilled to bits.
    Ali x

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  19. It certainly was worth the wait, bet your friend will be over the moon with her new bag.

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  20. What a gorgeous fabric and it looks fab as part of the bag, am sure that you're friend will agree its well worth the wait x

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  21. I'm blown away by your bag, it's fabulous! So beautifully made. What a lovely friend you are! :)

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  22. Gorgeous fabric, and a great use of it on the bag. Making a more expensive fabric go a long way. The peacock charmmis a lovely addition too.

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