PPC22: Color by Kaffe


in our last post I showed the 2nd bag of this new design that we’ve made up in cork… this one COMPLETELY in cork (except of course for the lining). And just so you know, it worked out great. I would invite you to check out “Tips for Working with Cork Fabric” if you have any questions but for now let’s move along to this new sample which we created using a color-saturated print by Kaffe Fassett.

I know this is hard to believe but this is honestly the very first time I’ve ever worked with a Kaffe Fassett print, especially considering how prolific a designer he is. And to tell you the truth, I saved this fabric for last, mainly because I wasn’t sure how it would work with this design, but seeing it paired with this faux patent leather makess me wonder why I ever doubted how it would turn out! 🙂
But one of the things I’m most excited about concerning this bag is this little lock we’ve added. It’s actually an adorable little lever lock that can be hooked thru the two zipper pulls making it pretty much impossible for a thief to get into your bag unnoticed by you! You can get more info and see a few better pictures here.
And finally, here’s a nice inside shot which gives you a good idea of how WIDE the bag opening is and how roomy the interior is, and on top of all of that, there’s a nice wide interior zippered pocket to sequester loose items so they’re easily found.

and now, a few words about this incredibly lush fabric. As already mentioned, this fabric is part of the Kaffe Fassett Collective (which is distributed under the Free Spirit umbrella) and it’s called “Lacy Leaves“.

Do we sell it in on our website? The short answer is no, but primarily because it isn’t available thru distributors and must be wholesaled directly from Free Spirit (with a massive initial order), but here’s the good news… Kaffe Fassett fabrics are masively popular and therefore available thru MANY stores and innumerable online sources.

And now…. it’s YOUR turn!

We’re almost to the end here folks! I have one more sample to show you and then it will be time to choose the cover model and get it all printed up for sale! So remember, we love reading your comments and answering your questions too, so please feel free to leave either or both in the space provided below.

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  1. Barbara Ballard on August 8, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Love this bag in this fabric! I gasped when I saw the close up of the bag!

    • Kat on August 8, 2020 at 9:12 am

      JUST the reaction I was hoping for! 🙂 Thanks Barbara!

  2. Mary Nett on August 8, 2020 at 11:57 am

    I love, love, love the bag in this fabric combination. The faux leather and the Kaffe Fassett fabric really “play well” together!

    • Kat on August 8, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Thank you so much! I love it too Mary!

  3. Beth on August 8, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    This one is gorgeous! I don’t know how you will manage to choose one for your cover! So far they’ve all been stunning.

    • Kat on August 8, 2020 at 7:39 pm

      Well, I’m counting on you guys to help me do that! 🙂

  4. Cathy Prwivo on August 9, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    You are just so talented, I love your work.

    • Kat on August 9, 2020 at 7:42 pm

      Thank you SO much! I really hope you love this new bag! 🙂

  5. Suzanne on August 15, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Love the design. Excited about making this bag for everyday use and for travel. Could you please show how the little lock opens and closes?

    • Kat on August 15, 2020 at 11:03 am

      Thanks Suzanne
      It’s really not a lock, its just a pushgate snap hook that LOOKS like a lock. VERY easy to operate.

  6. Ginger Hale on August 19, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    This is my favorite from your last chosen “hopefuls”. The bag is gorgeous altogether. The fabric is colorful yet not “themed” and the black gives it a togetherness. Another reason I like the fabric when I see it on your pattern cover, it doesn’t make me think I need to fussy-cut anything to come out with the same look if I don’t think I have the skill. I may need to make one of these.