Happy Birthday Baby Sister

I’m the eldest of three girls and it was my baby sister’s 25th birthday this week.

Baby Sister's Piping Hot Hobo Bag

This is the bag I made for her – the pattern is from Lisa Lam’s Bag Making Bible.

My youngest sister has a cute, quirky and quite playful style and I knew she’d love this sock monkey print, when I found a banana print to go inside I was over the moon!  The fabric is by Moda and is called Funky Monkey.  The designer is Make and Nobie.

Monkeys and Piping

It’s not the first time I’ve applied piping to a bag, but it’s the first time that there was so much of it!  I used a bought satin bias binding and I’m really pleased with how this turned out, as is my sister – it’s going every where with her!  It’s also a really cavernous bag – when I emptied it this evening so that I could photograph it (I forgot to take the photos before I gave it to her!) it had a cardigan, phone, keys, purse, another purse, paracetamol, lip balm, bottle of water and a ton of other stuff in it and there was still room for more!

The strap is long enough to wear the bag across the body, which is what she does, or can be shortned and worn on the shoulder.  It’s closed with a magnetic fastening.

I love it’s curvy shape – particularly the curved top edge when it’s open and the pleat in the gusset which makes it so easy to reduce it’s volume.  She’s using it as a day bag at the moment but apparently it’ll be making it’s debut on night out this weekend!

Curves and Bananas

Carrying on the photographic theme, I got the rest of the photos done for the bags I made and they’re now on Etsy.  I roped Middle Sister in as a model for some of the shots – have a look and tell me what you think of the bags!