I’m really proud to present the next bag in the Beary Naise Fashion Bag Project. It’s called the Strawberry Bucket Bag! 100% handmade, with lots of love and hope that it would turn out exactly the way I want it to. The Strawberry Bucket Bag is worn as a sling across the body, and is really handy for basically any occasion!
It features the pleated design as seen on the Beary Naise Over-sized Clutch. You can say it’s a personal obsession. I LOVE PLEATS!
To spice things up, I added a strip of scallop crochet lace around the flap, which I think turned out perfect. ^^
I also used my favourite heart-shaped magnet for the flap to be secured to the body.
The odd bucket shape actually provides plenty of space for belongings, and of course, I do not forget a zipped pocket for keys and other trinkets.
Previously I said that I would share more about the making process, and here it is, I took more photos this time round. But not to the extend for every step, because there are simply too many steps in the making of this bag! But if I do ever ever publish a book in the future, rest assured that I would note everything down to a tee. That will probably be many more years to come. Haha but a good goal to work towards. :) *day-dreaming mode*
Making a zipped pocket
Here’s what you need, two pieces of pocket material, and I used a 5″ nylon zipper.
This is what it’ll look like after I’d sewn and cut the opening for the zip (not shown), and flipped the pocket material to the back of the body piece.
Flip the body piece to the front, and pin the zipper within the opening.
Remember to switch to a zipper foot before sewing on zippers.
Top-stitch along the zipper all the way round, and it’ll look like this on the front!
Now it’s halfway done, and just a bit more to go. Flip to the back and add the other pocket material on top of the existing pocket material. Remember to place the two pieces right sides facing each other.
Stitch around the sides of the pocket material, and viola! Here you have a pocket.
I used to have trouble sewing zippers, but with loads of practice, my skill became better and now I love making zippered pockets because they add much more functionality to my bags.
Finishing the bag
So this is how the flap looks like before it’s attached to the bag body, done all nicely with interfacing and all.
I like to machine baste the cover flap to the bag body so that it doesn’t shift when I stitch the whole bag together. So I just machine baste the flap to one side of the body (don’t sew down the whole thing otherwise you’ll close up the bag! Lol)
This is me attaching the bag strap, again, sewing it down onto the side of the bag body so it is secured in place when I sew the exterior and interior pieces of the bag together.
Sewing the exterior and interior pieces together
I used the flip-out method, which isn’t shown here cuz I forgot again… :S My excitement always gets the better of me.
But forgive me, because I’m on a very tight schedule in preparing for something big in May! Stay tuned! :D
My OOTD for Dermal Therapy’s product launch in Singapore. Omg I am so in love with it! It adds a sweet girly charm to my ensemble. Really dainty and unique cuz of the strawberry shape. It is also so handy that I wear it EVERYWHERE I go now. I love it!
I made this bag for myself, but am already in the process of making more for sale. I hope others will love it as much as I do. :)
Alright, that’s all for now. Back to work!