Amy Butler Flea Market Bag »
InstructionsI added many of the pockets. I think the basic pattern had 2 or 3. I made fabric covered buttons and matching loops. I would make the straps longer next time. I currently have it available in two print combinations.
Type of item: Accessory
Style: Retro / Vintage, Eco-Friendly, Casual
This project is made from a variety of feedsack fabrics and other cottons I had available.
What was your inspiration?
I love the Amy Butler patterns; they're so creative and casual, and she uses wonderful prints. I have a collection of feedsack fabrics and wanted to show their beautfy in a current fashion. I purposely didn't match fabrics and prints so the pockets would be obvious. This bag has 5 pockets and I made a second bag with 10 pockets.
What are you most proud of?
Finishing these bags ! While the instructions aren't difficult, there are a lot of measurements to confirm, match, pin, etc. I was proud to complete them, and free up my project space. I also love the pattern combinations but that is a matter of taste. I'm a bright-print person.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Allow plenty of time ! Make the straps about 12" longer to fit higher on shoulder. There is a lot of work in this bag so if you're making it to sell you should price it appropriately.