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Saturday, November 29, 2008

A sample bag

Back in June I ordered a bag pattern from Kayla Kennington (see here). It's called a Kangaroo Bag!! It did not arrive when I ordered it and I was really disappointed - the good news is it finally arrived last week!!!!!!! So to celebrate I made a sample bag (started yesterday and finished today) to test out the size as the pattern pieces look huge. I used some of the navy cord from the last post and this rather busy cotton for the lining - it does not matter as it is only a sample. I was right the bag is huge!! I made a couple of alterations to the pattern, like not using the cording and top stitching instead. You may see I also forgot to add the ties as a sort of closure. Although I can't really see the point as the bag is so big a tie would not really do an awful lot.

Anyway I thought OK - this has worked out OK and if I was a bit different with the fabric I could make these to sell. BUT - and there is a BIG BUT. When I re-read the pattern there is a tiny box with small print that reads: Purchase of this pattern entitles you to make as many bags as you like for your personal use. If you're interested in using the design as a sample for the purpose of selling this pattern, your fabric, or for demonstrating your embellishment techniques, you may make up to 4 only. If you are interested in making more than four please call for information on purchasing a commercial license.

Well that puts pay to that idea!! I think I will draft my own bag pattern which will also be much smaller and have the pockets better protected.

I know it has several pockets but none of them are safe so what would you use a bag this big for?

3 comments:

Doreen G said...

Maybe to carry a kangaroo in Anna--Sorry for the pun.
It does look a bit un-inspiring doesn't it.
You will surely do a better and more useful one yourself.

hippopip said...

Hi Anna,Ineke Berlin gives a workshop on this pattern it is for carrying a small sewing machine to classes.I made one from recycled jeans and as the handles form part of the bag it is very strong.Someone of your talents could easily design your own

anthony said...

Oh very nice!!!

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