Monday, March 05, 2007

The other bag


Here is the elusive bag from last week. I snapped some really quick photos of it on Saturday morning at Purl, before the light was very good (note that fabulous wall covered with embroidery hoops - very pretty!). But you can get the general idea of this tote, which converts to a backpack by pulling on the straps.


This bag will be another class at Purl, offered on Tuesday nights in May. It includes a zippered interior pocket and several interior pockets for cell phone, pens, etc. And that cute buttoned pocket on the front. It's not difficult to make, but there are lots of parts to cut out (interfacing, etc.).


Hope you had a good weekend! We didn't make it out to Brooklyn as hoped, but we will go very soon. And I hope to take photos!

44 comments:

  1. I happened to have been in Purl Patchwork last week and got a glimpse and a touch of your bag.

    It's adorable.

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  2. oooh I love it!! Very cute!

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  3. Great fabric choices for this bag. And a way to convert from regular tote to backpack .. very cool!

    www.lemontreetales.com

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  4. Love how it converts to a backpack. So clever! Thanks for showing us!

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  5. Very cool bag! I wish I lived close enough to Purl to take this class.

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  6. What a cute bag!

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  7. Oh, I love it! Will there be a pattern as well? Or just the class. Sure wish I could make the class. Awesome bag!

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  8. will you be offering the pattern for purchase?
    I'd be very interested.

    elkaengle@mac.com

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  9. I love it too....and happen to agree that you should offer the pattern for purchase. I know that this can be rather time consuming...and your plate is rather full but I just can't drive from Philadelphia to NY on Tuesdays....or I'd just take the class!

    Thanks for sharing. I adore your work!

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  10. so cute! i love those fabrics, and what a clever construction.

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  11. Avice8:46 AM

    The bag is wonderful and I really like the way you put the fabrics together. You have a great eye. I cast my vote (again, she says, greedily) for a tutorial.

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  12. Anonymous12:47 PM

    Oh yes! A tutorial for the convertible bag would be lovely for those of us landlocked in the midwest, unable to pop by Manhattan for (what I'm sure are) your great classes.
    sigggghhhh.
    jennifer in ks

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  13. Janice in Camas1:16 PM

    you're killing me with all these great bags! and yes, we'd all (well, those of us way too far away to come to a class) love it if patterns/tutorials were available for purchase. perhaps sending out copies of your class materials wouldn't be too much extra work? would that be ok with purl? could i remember how to use the shift key?

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  14. Your bags look just amazing! I'm currently trying to construct a bag (trying to teach myself, got wunder web stuck to the iron last night.. whoops!) and these are inspirational. Beautiful fabric too. Briliant!

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  15. Love this bag - especially the way it can covert from a tote to a backpack! Think you'll ever plan on selling the pattern? I'd be very interested!

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  16. Yet another reader asking for a pattern - I'm moving to Brooklyn in August, but unfortunately for me, the class will be over by then. What a beautiful bag!

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  17. I would love to take your class, but sadly I don't sew yet. I ordered a sewing machine that should arrive this week. I am going to start off with small projects.

    That bag looks fantastic!

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  18. Heather in Montana1:39 PM

    I agree with all the other posts here! Pattern/tutorial would be awsome. Please....

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  19. Another call for pattern please! I would love to purchase a pattern for this bag.

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  20. I join the chorus of voices - the bag to backpack conversion is brilliant and I would love to make one. Please offer those of us who live to far away to visit a pattern!!

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  21. Anonymous7:28 PM

    I would HAPPILY purchase a pattern!! What a fantastic bag!

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  22. I would buy a pattern, too! So lovely, especially in the Etsuko fabric...

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  23. I love this bag. I was eyeing some of this fabric and some of the others in the photos. I think I might need to get myself down to purl real soon.

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  24. Oh this bad is FABULOUS! GREAT JOB!!!

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  25. ohhh amazing... i love love love your bag!

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  26. Anonymous9:33 AM

    that's a brilliant bag, like those ellington stella leather ones,
    great colours, would also be interested in a tutorial!

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  27. That's a brilliant bag, love they convertibleness, maybe just what i need for commuting, not sure if i'll have the patience for interfacing and many many pattern pieces though...

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  28. monica4:15 PM

    that is one fabulous bag.

    Just a thought... will the pattern of the bag be available for purchase? I live in England... a bit too far to come for a class...

    I REALLY like it.

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  29. That bag is fantastic! I wish I was in the area to take a class!

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  30. I would definitely be interested in purchasing the pattern..

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  31. I would love to buy a pattern as well! I have been looking for a purse and I just can't seem to find one and that would be perfect!

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  32. your bag is so cool! I wish I was close enough for the class...but maybe you will make a pattern??

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  33. another vote for the pattern, or tutorial -- definately too far for me to come as I live on the west coast in Canada. I do have a thing for totes!

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  34. Christl1:29 PM

    I'd buy a pattern, please! What a wonderful bag. Now I have tote-envy, I must have one.....

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  35. This bag is sooo cute and very clever. I will be ordering the pattern soon.

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  36. Anonymous5:45 PM

    Would love to also purchase your pattern for this bag. Don't have a Blog acct, please email nccoelh5@yahoo.com

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  37. Anonymous5:18 PM

    I just found your web-site and the
    bag that converts. I don't see an
    orginal date of posts, But, I sure
    would be interest in a pattern.

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  38. I love this bag, I need this bag! Do to multiple back/joint problems I shouldn't be using a hand held tote r shoulder bag, but I hate backpacks. A backpack that turns into a "normal" bag when it's not actually on my back is perfect. Will zoom over to purchase this pattern right now.
    Thank you for designing this just for me ;-)
    Claire from http://handmadebyclairebear.com

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  39. do you have a tutorial of a pattern of it? or somewhere i can buy it? i'm lovin' it :D
    x

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  40. Yes, you can still get copies of the pattern at Purl. When those are gone it will be completely out of print, so hurry! http://www.purlsoho.com/purl/products/item/3040-Liesel-Co-Backpack-Tote-Pattern

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  41. Anonymous7:30 AM

    Where can I get this pattern?
    Ann

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  42. Anonymous10:34 AM

    Love this Bag, I just bought a digital Copy at: http://oliverands.com/liesl-and-co-patterns/OLV-LC001BP-D.html

    Thanks

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