I finished my Mabel Messenger Bag by Jenna Lou Designs this morning. LOVE it!!!
This is my third bag since learning to sew over the past three weeks. I picked up several new skills with this pattern including:
- Sewing a lining in a bag
- Sewing a pocket in the interior
- Inserting a magnetic snap
- Sewing rounded corners and making use of the pivoting skill
This time I used a quilting cotton fabric for the outside and a light denim for the inside. Jenna Lou recommends heavy fabric on at least one of the interior or exterior. I can see how it would be much more rigid with a heavy canvas for example.
Next time, I’m making this with one of the many Enchino fabrics I’ve been eyeing over the past few weeks since beginning my sewing journey.
I also really wanted to add a zippered pocket as the pattern called for, but due to time constraints (and wanting to finish the bag), I opted for the slip pocket……perfect for my iphone.
Here’s some pics of my latest creation……