Sunday, December 09, 2018

Lazy Girl Becca Bags

A couple of weeks ago, I saw that Deepika had posted about the Becca Bag on Pattern Review.  I decided to order the pattern just because I wanted to learn the zipper technique!  I'm glad I did and it was worth the $10 for the pattern.  It was f un to make the bag, so I decided to make them for the ladies in my bible study and a couple of other friends.  I've made quite a few so far and I think I'll be making more.

My first thought when seeing this type of bag is "cosmetics" or travel items.  Well, This little bag stands up all on her own, so that makes it perfect for the sewing room too.  I think I need to make one for my crochet bag to keep scissors, stitch markers, ruler, etc.  I can see lots of uses for these bags.

The outside of this bag on the left is made of linen, and the lining is left over quilting cotton from a dress I made a couple of summers ago.

The instructions were very good and I got the zipper technique right on the first try.  The biggest problem I had with these bags is that I kept forgetting to sew in the tab before sewing the side seams. I think I did that on at least 3 of the bags!  Then I had to rip out the side seam, insert the tab, and re-sew and overcast the seam.  Even with my mistakes, it only took me 3 days to make all of these bags.

Becca Bags by Lazy Girl Designs

The Becca Bag is not a pattern per say.  It is a clearly written set of instructions with pictures for each step.  The instructions are given for 2 different sizes.  The larger bag uses a 22" zipper and the smaller bag uses a 14" zipper.  You only use 1/2 of the zipper plus a small piece of the other half.
This set is for my friend Sylvia who loves all things Americana

Becca bag

This music bag, I made for my voice teacher.  She is in her eighties and definitely the "old Hollywood" type.  She has also been an and agent for some famous peeps.  Anyway, I lined hers with a coat lining and it makes it a little more "luxurious".
Becca bag

As you can see, this pattern is easy to create in different fabrics to fit different personalities

Becca bag
Becca bag
I have made a few other Lazy Girl designs and they're always fun with different techniques.  I definitely see more of these in my future!


Summer said...

Looks fantastic! I love the bags you made!