A little project I finished a few days ago, an Ethel bag, by Swoon Patterns.
I wanted a smaller bag in autumny colours and this fit my request!
Super fun to make, quick and simple. Love it! The fabric I used is some lawn chair seat replacement kits, 4 in total- complete with little metal springs- I found at a thrift store, still in original packaging, so never been used. The lining is a vintage sheet from my stash.
My Janome handled the thick layers of fabric like a pro! I did snap a needle, quite impressively into 4 pieces- how did that happen- when I was going thru many layers but I think the thick/coarse canvas fabric dulled it really fast so it was gonna break no matter what.
All in all a sweet little bag, fun to make and to carry!
In other news I am working on a rebrand/site update and complete switcheroo for moi. I’m starting with the logo and will post my progress, so far just at research stage right now but if you want to peek at some of my inspiration and ideas, check out my Pinterest board here.
It’s an interesting process and I am trying to take myself thru the process I usually request of my clients. Step one, create a Pinterest board of stuff you love, branding specific or not. I always think that I am all over the place and have a hard time choosing a direction for my own business’ style and look, but if you poke thru, once it’s all collected in one place, you can see a definite theme, colour choices, and style. I’m still processing and formulating a plan but I’ll post more in depth about it soon!