Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Does this Hipster make me look Hip?

Hipster bag by Poppyprint

Maybe I'm trying too hard. First the app, now the bag. Hehe.

This is my Florida bag. I try to make myself a fun new bag whenever we go on vacation. I had a fat quarter set of Ruby Star Rising by Melody Miller and thought it would be perfect for this pattern. The bag is called the Hazel Hipster and it is designed by Trish of Two Peas in a Pod. I actually won the pattern during a Sew Mama Sew giveaway day over a year ago.

I made a couple of modifications. First, I added a patch pocket to the interior for my camera (with the Echino camera print - how perfect!).

Hipster bag by Poppyprint

The pattern is for a flat bag, but I know I'll have lots of stuff to cram in there for our flights, and also while out shopping in Orlando (my sister tells me the outlet shopping is pretty fab!). To increase the capacity a bit, I added gussets to the bottom corners.

Hipster bag by Poppyprint

The bag has two exterior pockets and the same ones in the inside - perfect for my phone, a pen and notebook.

Hipster bag by Poppyprint

All of the topstitching is done with my machine's triple straight stitch for extra strength and show-up-ability. I like to see the stitching and I find it's pretty long-lasting especially on the straps of bags that can get stretched out when you load up your bag!

Hipster bag by Poppyprint

My only disappointment is that I didn't have any fusible batting, so instead I used Craft-Fuse, a Pellon medium weight fusible interfacing. After cramming the bag and lining through the turning holes, I don't like how the lining pieces got all wrinkly. More ironing seems to make it worse. The linen outer bag held up well, but the lining is a quilting weight cotton and now it doesn't have a very nice appearance with that interfacing on it. I'll likely make this pattern again, so next time I'll get the right stuff!

Hipster bag by Poppyprint

Only two more sleeps until sunshine!!

30 comments:

Jennifer said...

Yes! You are definitely uber~cool. I love that bag! I always make a new bag to take on vacation; it's part of my "packing" which my hubby rolls is eyes at. I hope ya'll have fun!

Jennifer :)

Trish said...

That is the cutest vacation bag ever!! Love it!!

felicity said...

VERY hip! I know you said you weren't in love with this fabric but it looks pretty damn fab on your bag. Have a great time in Fla!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

You are going to be the coolest of all the cool quilting mums who have quilted bags - you go, cool quilting mum!

Nina... said...

Awesome! I love it!

Lori said...

I love it! I have this fabric and have been wondering what to do with it. I was thinking of a bag, but wasn't sure what type. I love how it turned out!

Amy said...

Are you going through a little mid life crisis here with your efforts to be hip and cool? :) I love the bag! Enjoy the sun!

carol said...

Oh honey, I think you'd look hip without a bag at all! But it is lovely!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Cute, cute bag!!

Leila said...

You're so hip, all the other kids will want to be your friend :-) Have a fun holiday!

dutch sisters said...

Very cool indeed! You'll look so good wearing that bag. Enjoy your vacation!

Carla said...

Very Hip! Enjoy your vacation! I need to get busy & make one for my upcoming trip... :)

Krista said...

It's great! I hope you have lots of fun in Florida. Those outlet malls really are huge. I could barely contain myself in Coach, but what was really great was finding super good deals on winter ski clothing in one of the stores. Marmot soft shell pants that were never in stock at home were ironically found in 100 degree Orlando.

Manda said...

Its fab! Enjoy Florida :)

WandaFish said...

The list of what I want to make with Ruby Star Rising just keeps growing! I love your bag :)
I hope you have a lovely holiday soaking up the sun and catching up with your sister.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

have a great vacation! And the bag is perfect..but as my kids would tell me...."mom...nobody says 'hip' anymore!" LOL

Regina said...

So cute! I'm headed to Florida too and I'm about to take a quilting break to make some new bags. I made a friend a purse last year and she's wanting a new style so I just bought the fabric for my test purse.

Have fun in Florida! Here's to hoping we get some warm weather.

Andrea C said...

Fantastic bag! How late did you stay up finishing that? Have a great trip. Relax and enjoy your visit with your sister.
XOX

i like orange, too! said...

Very hip! Although, for the past three days I've been pattern writing and making stuff with Echino. I use Pellons SF101 shapeflex to face it, but I think the linen does well enough on its own, i wish I would have skipped it.. Maybe next time if using the linens skip the facing and only use it on the cotton interior? I use shapeflex for everything. It holds shape well and irons nicely. Hardly wrinkles either. Have fun shopping!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Oh, so VERY hip you are! And I'm making a note of "I like orange, too"'s recommendation about Shapeflex.

Rachel said...

Very cute! I really want one!

Kathy P said...

I'm headed to Orlando tomorrow too! Only I didn't make a hip new bag to take. Darn... I've heard that the weather is absolutely perfect right now - hope it lasts! Have a great trip!

nicolette said...

You can never try too hard to look young! And you succeeded again! Great bag. Enjoy your trip!

Barbara B said...

love the bag--it will go with your red shoes---right? Have lots of fun and safe travels

Patty said...

Cute bag! My 20 year old son went to Universal to the Harry Potter extravaganza with a college buddy and his family, and he said it was awesome :-)
BTW, where do you get your tags made? love them.

melody miller said...

Amazing bag! Love it!

Michele Pacey said...

weren't you hip to start with?... huh, thought you were all along... huh...

love the bag, great colours!

Angie said...

Super hip!!!

Diane said...

Super cute bag! Looks like you had a great trip.

Judith said...

Thanks for your comment on my RBS bag. I hadn't realised that you also made one. This looks fabulous and is exactly what I am after for my upcoming holiday. I have been pondering all week about the design for a bag that is big enough to take wallet and things but has a long strap so I can wear diagonally so it can't be snatched easily. I might just have to use yours as a blueprint !!