Hello friends! Long time I wanted to make a new bag and last week I saw just what I needed: ‘Kimberly Sac’.
Beautiful, simple, practical and easy to make! I had to decide if I make patchwork or use whole fabric. Somehow this Marimekko’s fabric felt perfect choice. It’s cotton, firm but not canvas and great for a bag like this.
I took the size from my ‘Favourite Bag’ (tutorial), because it has really been my favourite. I picked bright blue fabric for details, found metal D-rings for the strap and big button for the closing. Finally the red fabric was left out.
I quilted the panels and made the strap. For the strap I cut 2.5″ strip from the blue and 2 1/4″ strip from the main fabric. I fold them half to get the line in the middle and then I fold both sides towards that line. Like that the blue shows just a little bit from the edges. At the ends I turn the main fabric inside the blue fabric so they are nicely finished and don’t need double folding.
Little detail to finish the strap….button…and voila!
I made the lining from light colour fabric to find my things, but add piece of blue to peep out.
I know this is going to be my new favourite bag! I have used it already and it’s very comfy! I thought perhaps it’s very deep to find things but it’s not. And if I need more space I can put there knitted jacket (like yesterday when I felt too hot), quilt magazines, perhaps even a small quilt project! Nero shows you the size…
If you like to make your very own ‘Kimberly Sac’, look this post at Fat Quarter Shop’s blog. You can find there the pattern and to see the great video how to make your bag.
My inspiration came first from Leanne, who’s Kimberly Sac was the first one I saw. I have to say that now I’m really looking for to make this same bag with scraps!
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