The Showoff Bag

Here’s a new project just finished. In my head I’ve been calling it “The Showoff Bag” because it takes a pretty big piece of fabric and shows it off nicely with only a few pleated adulterations.

I love this fabric (Anna Maria Horner, wheeee!) and I think I like the overall shape of the bag, but already I have plans to make the next one will be a bit different. You know, because if there’s one thing I need, it’s more purses. Hah.

This design has been in my head for awhile and it’s been fun to mess around with it and see if I can make it look the way I want it to. I like that this bag is huge. It’s got a similar capacity to the Lickety Split Bag which you can fit a crazy lot of stuff in. What do you think?

57 thoughts on “The Showoff Bag

  1. a lovely design and it's such a great use of that particular AMH pattern. i hope you release the pattern someday because i would definitely buy it!

  2. I love the design of this one… and the size. Lovely. Rae! You're the bag queen!

    Haven't chatted with you for awhile, I hope you are well and that you have a very Merry Christmas!

    Jenny

  3. Love this! I think you can call it the 'show off' bag not only because it shows off the fabric, but because it shows your mad sewing skills! I love this bag!

  4. I love it! I have made a number of your patterns now and I must say, I love them all! I hope you'll share this pattern when it's ready.

  5. Love it! I need to transition out of my huge diaper bag into a more practical purse now that my baby is a little older. I'd love to make this!

  6. My gosh you are sooooo clever! I've been sewing for 25 years (since I was 10!) and still haven't a hope of designing my own patterns. Awesome!

  7. I really like this bag. It is a nice size and I really like the design. It can really show off a beautiful piece of fabric which makes me happy!

  8. You want to know what I think? I'll tell ya…I WANT IT!

    Beautiful. Does it have a ton of pockets? I could totally see making this my go to camera bag/diaper bag/purse.

  9. ha ha ha…i was sitting drinking a cup of chai surfing blogs, in Manila and lo and behold rae comes on my computer…love your stuff…melissa dewey : )

  10. You are right, it is a show off bag, and very nice it is too. I know just the material I would make mine in if I were to make it. Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.

  11. oh, it's so cute! I think you made a little typo at the beginning, though. You said "adulterations" but I think you meant "alterations". πŸ™‚

  12. great bag! I have a lot of them too, bags, I make them and my friends make them for me! no shortage here!
    are you going to publish the pattern?

  13. Ooo, I love it! I love taking a beautiful fabric and pulling out an accent color to pair with it. It's a nice combination! You are so talented!

  14. You are full of surprises!! I had not expected a bag right after declaring your love for the new, laid-back Rae πŸ˜‰
    To quote my five-year old son: "That is a very nice bag, mama! Will you make one like that?"

    What can I say? the kid's got taste πŸ™‚ Well done, Rae!

  15. Love it Rae! Nice work … show off ;). I really like the structured top in the solid fabric, very fun!

    Happy days! Miss talking to you! ;).

  16. very nice! If you find you really can't fit it in with your other bags, I'd love to give it a good home πŸ˜‰

  17. Hey Rae the bag is fabulous! Its such a lovely shape. Looks extremely functional too. Be sure to work on a pattern so that we could all make one please.

  18. So CUTE! and Big!! It could for sure hold all the junk of my kids that I end up carrying πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas

  19. This might be my favorite bag you've designed to date, really. I love, love, love pleats and tend to prefer things that are slightly more architectural, but still have volume. I would TOTALLY make this and carry it. Plus, the fact that it really showcases a favorite piece of fabric makes it aces in my book. Love!

  20. I love the pleats and the fact that you can show off a big print. Pattern please, I love this one best!!!

  21. I love this purse!! the shape and also the fabric. I really hope you will be making a tutorial or offering a pattern for it, I would love to buy one!

  22. Please, pretty please make a pattern for this – I want to buy a pattern and make a million of them (all for myself MWAHAHAHA)!
    πŸ˜€
    Teresa

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