Wednesday, April 15, 2009

In the nick of time....



What seems like about a hundred years ago, I made a new handbag (its over there on the sidebar, the one-hour bag tutorial).
Well, I have been carrying that bag ever since. Each school holidays I vow to Annie that I will make a new bag to return to work. Then, of course something more exciting comes along and the bag goes to the bottom of the to-do list again.

So after giving myself a good talking to , I made a new bag for work......and the best thing about it apart from the deliciousness of the Aunty Cookie print, is that it is hands free.
(front flap covered in vinyl)

(large back pocket and there are pockets under the front flap as well.)

I carried it about yesterday and I adore being hands free..... it is just so unfussy!.



I am in love with this bag and am running a private one - woman workshop on Friday.
(That just means I am going to Annie's and we are going to make another one together but it sounds posh when I write it like that!)

Whilst I can't promise this is a one hour finish, I could do a tutorial if you like.

57 comments:

  1. oh! i love the fabric! it seems so handy, i love messenger bags! maybe a tutorial ? ?

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  2. Looks great! Pretty and functional - can't beat that.
    I always appreciate your tutorials, Jodie.

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  3. Looks great:) A hands free handbag? Sounds like a dream to me!

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  4. Very nice, I love the print and the back pocket as well. Would love to see a pic of the inside as well!

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  5. yay! tutorial! your's are always so easy to follow, a tutorial would be great!

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  6. Very cute Jodie. Have fun making one with Annie!!

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  7. Please! We would LOVE a tutorial! Especially since this bag is not only hands-free, but small child vomit-proof. Sorry, a little graphic, that.

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  8. Yes, please, Miss Jodie! A tutorial would be brilliant. A lot of my friends love bags like these so I would love to know how to make one. :-)

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  9. Oh yes, I'd love to see a tutorial, it is such a professional looking bag!
    Thanks for your generousity.

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  10. Yes please Jodie! Was just thinking about making your 1 hour bag, might hold out for this one, or just do both, can never have enough bags! xox

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  11. Yes, Yes, Yes... Please post a tutorial! I know I'm one of many who would love it! Thanks :)

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  12. You're offering a tutorial? Yes, please! I made my Rosie a bag from your one-hour pattern to take back to China last year; at her request I also put a flap on it and while it looked good it wasn't nearly as smart as this one. Keep enjoying the last few days of the hols, Jodie. Say hi to Annie for me when you get together.

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  13. Hands free, and pockets! It really doesn't get better than that. Yes, please, a tutorial would be fun.

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  14. Lovely bag, I especially like the vinyl aspect!!

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  15. I love this bag. I would love if you did a tutorial. That would be so great.

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  16. Gorgeous print and so practical!

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  17. Tutorials are always a winner in my book. I need a new bag one where I'm not scrabbling around to find a ringing phone and pulling out a travel size bottle of Purcell, and putting it up to my ear!

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  18. Hey Jodie, I love the bag and especially the fabric that you used. A tutorial would be great. I would love to know how to do the vinyl covering. Hopefully I will send some selvedges from Chile soon. Judi XXXX

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  19. That Aunty Cookie print is great. Looks like a winter print to me so good timing! Glad to see you got it finished. Have fun at Annie's!

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  20. Pretty and practical - a winning combination!

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  21. A Tut would be great, thanks Jodie!!

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  22. Now that is my kind of bag. Hands free especially nice while on crutches but I do love the fabric and style too. Good on you for making something just for you.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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  23. Love the new bag - well done for being so good and getting on with it...vbg. Enjoy the day with Annie. Would love to be there just to see the action. Please a tutorial. It looks a fantastic size for all my "treasures".

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  24. Very good baggage Jodie! I love the hands-free type myself!

    lucy x

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  25. Hands-free eh? Which means multi-tasking! That bag could only have been designed by a woman!!!

    Beautiful, stylish bag Jodie! You put your weekend to good use!

    I'd be very happy to buy a pattern!

    Vikki :-)

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  26. Oh it is lovely. A tutorial would be fabulous. Yes please!

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  27. Please, pretty please, can we have a tutorial. that is the best bag I have seen on the net. really. I'll even stop procrastinating and make me one of those if you give us a tutorial. LOVE it!

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  28. That bag is great. I'd love a tutorial. I completed a bag using your one hour bag tutorial a couple of weeks ago and its my new favourite bag :o)

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  29. What a great bag! I'd love to make one of these myself! My son is now old enough for me to lose the huge, carry everything around with you, bag and it's now time for me to have a ME bag!

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  30. love the hands free...what a fantastic looking bag....
    love the auntycookie fabric...
    her fabric works so well with lots of projects...

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  31. Looks terrific Jodie - the fabric is fantastic and all those pockets - you know I like a bag that carries EVERYTHING and leaves your hands free! This one looks like a winner on all counts.

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  32. Ok, not that I am original or anything. But let me be the 40th person to say. I love that bag, and would love a tutorial!

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  33. Excellent baggage Jodie. Tutorial? Oof yes please - for the footer, when I learn how to use my Gran's machine. Emma x

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  34. Please, please, please do a tute for the bag, it looks fabby! I only use the word "fabby" as it seriously upsets my grown-up kids. Gotta get your kicks where you can!

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  35. Another 'yes' vote from me - it's a lovely bag. I am currently using one that I wear across my body too - it's great. x

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  36. lovely bag! I especially like the vinyl covered flap! would LOVE a tutorial!!

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  37. Great bag. Welcome to the tutorial!

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  38. I would SO love a tute on the hands free bag. The vinyl is such a great idea. I'm with you, the fabric is delicious:)

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  39. Yes please, would love a tutorial for this one...I have made so many of the one hour bag for my girls, they would like something different. Very yummy!
    cheers Julz

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  40. Jodie I just love this bag. Gorgeous fabric and so so practical. I for one would love a tutorial on how to make one of my own.

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  41. ooh would love a tutorial. I have been looking for a bag simular to that to make for myself, but haven't worked hard to find one. And with that back pocket, it looks like my dream!
    thanks!

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  42. Honestly a tute would be lost on me, but the population has voted so a tute it is!
    Alternatively you could whip up some to sell and I'll purchase one.
    I had a dream about a bag like your one a while ago. Well the bag was a part of a bigger story, but it was a bit interesting to see yours. Spooky even!

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  43. The bag is wonderful. A tutorial would be so generous. I'll add my vote for a "yes please" to the tutorial.

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  44. Oh yes! A tutorial, please!

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  45. pleeeease! give us a tutorial!
    I love your one-hour bag.
    It's a great success here in Brazil.
    Janaina

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  46. Would love a tutorial! I adore making purses and this is a great purse!

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  47. This bag is FANTASTIC!!! I just found your blog and will be following you!!! I LOVE your stuff!! I can't wait to try a bag like this!!!

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  48. Lovely bag and very practical but good looking too!!!I am definitely a hands free bag woman myself too:)

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  49. NICE bag. great fabric. Yep, once the EITTTS passes (right!) tutorialise it. or patternise it and we pay for it :)

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  50. I LOVE your site - your humor is fabulous! Please, please, please do a tutorial for your new bag, I'd love to make one for myself - diaper bags stink and I am sick of carrying a tote. THANKS!
    Donna in the Chicago suburbs

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Hellloooooo !!!!