Museum Bag

My family went on a little adventure over this winter break to visit the California Academy of Sciences and the de Young Museum.  Golden Gate park and the city were in their prime.  I swear few cities in the summer compare to San Francisco in the winter.  Anyway, I brought along one of my latest bags.  It was perfect for carrying my camera, wallet, scarf, etc. while wandering the museums.  The inspiration behind this bag was one designed by Handmade Charlotte found here: http://weallsew.com/2013/01/03/leather-strap-tote-by-rachel-faucett/.  I significantly adapted the design adding lining with an inner pocket, a band at the top to match the bottom, changing the handle to one of matching fabric and using my favorite Pellon Ultra Firm one sided fusible interfacing to make the bag nice and stiff.  The main print is Anna Maria Horner’s Coordinates in Kelly from the Field Study fabric line.  The bottom, handle and lining are denim from the discount pile at our local fabric store. ( Sidenote: I love raiding the discount piles for unusual patterns and texture additions to projects.)  I am not quite sure why so many of my bags, and quilts for that matter, end up being gi-normous.  It must be that I like to live large. 🙂

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