(Yes - All you 'Rainbow' fans - I know it should be Bungle and Zippy!) These two are essentially the same shape, but Baggy is extended to form a flap and Zippy fastens with (yes-you've guessed it) a zip and has a outer zipped pocket. A nice casual looking bag Zippy can be made narrower if you wish. The Baggy handle is fixed at the sides and is long enough to wear as a shoulder bag. The Zippy handle is adjustable by means of funky loops and buckle. Baggy £40, Zippy £45
This is a favourite design and being an angular version of Beau, I called it Beaujangle. It looks particularly stylish with matching real leather handles, but works equally well with fabric handles. All my bags have a soft wadding inside that makes them comfy to hold and interfacing to help keep them in shape. These also have a plastic reinforced base.
Prices range from £35 - £55, depending on the materials used.
What do you like in a bag? There's lots to consider!
In the next few posts, I'm going to show you several of my designs.
Let me know which you like best!
So called, because the first few I made incorporated a 'bow' on the top band! A rounded shape in an everyday handbag size, this has handles long enough to put on your shoulder but not too long to hold on your arm, with a simple button and loop fastening. All bags have a pretty complementary lining fabric with two open pockets and a zipped pocket. Note that the first two have a wider top band and a double handle and the others have a narrower band with a single handle attached at the sides.
Price from £35.
Hello, I'm Ruth Overton. My nickname as a child was 'Ruthie Toots' which is how the name