Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Gail Round Satchel Bag

Tonight I finished another bag, the Gail Round Satchel Bag by Ali Foster.  I love Ali Foster patterns, not only for their style, but because they make up so easily and quickly.
This Round Satchel is a really neat bag.  It has a 2 inch gusseted side, one large inside pocket which I divided into 2 sections and a button closure.  I especially like the shoulder strap as the strap doesn't have a very long drop.
I have another Ali Foster pattern I hope to make tomorrow.
Right now I am getting off the sewing merry-go-round and heading to bed!
Outside Front

Inside Pockets

The Elana Boho Bag

It wasn't until a few weeks ago when a student mentioned her Boho bag that I first heard of that style of bag. From what I could find it seems like a Boho bag refers to any large but hobo-ish type of bag. When I finally saw the student's bag I just about flipped! It was genuine leather and huge!!!! And gorgeous to boot.
It took awhile but I finally found a pattern that resembled the first Boho bag I saw. Inside it has a row of slip-in pockets on one side of the inside. On the other side I added a smaller pocket.
The bag has a button closure. The shoulder straps extend out from the body of the bag and because of the pintucks that are barely visible in the photos, end up pleated after being sewn together at the top. A contrasting fabric tab encloses the seam at the top of the strap.
This is one big bag. It measure 27" across and 20" high. To put it mildly, it holds a lot! I think it would be perfect for a student, shopping, travel or for just carrying just about everything someone owns!
Price: $50 + S&H when applicable
Outside Front

Contrasting Fabric Handle Tab

Inside of Boho Bag

Monday, November 1, 2010

More New Styles at Arlene's Bags!

Am getting ready for a holiday sale in a few weeks & will be introducing some new bag styles.  As usual, I love my new bag styles.
The Maggie Slouch Bag is a simple but very functional every day shoulder bag.  It is a good size but not overwhelming and is available with either a magnetic clasp closure  or zipper closure and slip-in pockets all around the inside.


The Maria Bag is very uniquely styled with its V-cut center & back from which its shoulder straps extend.  The outside front has 2 deep, split pockets while the inside has 4 slip-in pockets to help keep everything organized.  A fabric tie keeps the bag closed.  The Maria Bag is also shown with a lanyard, something I recently started making.

I am beserk over the Eleanor Zippy Clutch, the newest clutch/wristlet I am offering.  This is currently my favorite clutch/wristlet.  I especially like it because  it has a zippered closure, is very elegant and is just fun to carry!  Because the Eleanor Zippy Clutch holds a lot, it is also perfect to toss in a tote or briefcase instead of  carrying a purse.  A concealed magnetic closure keeps the Eleanor Clutch folded.

If I can keep on sewing I hope to add a few more new styles by the day of our sale.  The catch is to keep on sewing!!