Monday, September 15, 2014

Rockstar Bag - Sew Sweetness

I have my name on Sara's pattern tester list and I responded to an email to test the Rockstar Bag and on August 12th Sara notified me I was one of the pattern testers.


I went right to work on this fabulous bag, first fabric shopping then sewing time.
Why can't all my pictures turn out this bright, clear and crisp?!?!!



I had most of the extra notions at home.  The only thing I had to purchase were the swivel clips, zippers  and purse feet.

Sara's 55 pages of instructions make  this bag superb and the Soft and Stable really adds to the look and shape of the bag.  I had some leftover from my laptop case and my bag


Here is the top zipper

Sara puts so much thought into her bags and the design and construction.  I was so impressed throughout the construction process with all the details.  I love how the handles look on the side of the bag, adding the great hardware and the rivets, too.



The front flap pocket is a nice feature, perfect for car keys.


I finished my bag on August 22nd and sent the photograph and my testing suggestions back to Sara.


Sara put up a blog post with pictures of all the testers' bags.  A most impressive group of bags.

This bag is not for a sewing newbie but if you have been sewing awhile this would be a great pattern.  You are going to be successful  with  the thorough instructions  and Sara has added so many photographs to help with the construction.

My main suggestion is make the crossover strap extra long.  I think everyone has a certain length they like in a crossover bag and the length can also depend on your height.

I really enjoyed testing this bag and learning some new construction techniques.


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I am adjusting to the empty nest, even though the twins are Sophomores this year, Kaitlyn lived at home last year and Erin, her hubby and the little guy were her last year, too.  They were building a house.  This year it is a total empty nest except for some weekends and an occasional weeknight.  One thing for sure, I have lots of time to sew.  I have 2 garments for me to blog about this week, a pair of jeans for the little guy, a bag for Erin and it is just Sunday night!  Hubby and I went to the golf course today, he golfed, I walked and enjoyed the beautiful fall day.


10 comments:

  1. I wish you could send some of that sewing time my way!

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    1. Oh, don't wish it away, before you know it the kids will be all grown and your sewing time will be overflowing!

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    2. I know, I feel like Amanda feels sometimes, but I don't want to wish it away because they are already all growing too fast! I just wish I didn't have to sleep as much. ;-) Darling bag Lori!

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    3. Thanks, Melissa, time goes so quickly.

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  2. This looks so professional! Great job!

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    1. thanks, the instructions are marvelous.

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  3. Love this bag! Nicely done :-) Aaahhh....the empty nest. A mixed blessing: more time to sew, but it's oh so quiet :-)

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    1. Thanks on the bag, I was quite pleased how it turned out. The empty nest is so quiet for sure. One advantage is fewer trips to the grocery store.

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  4. I love your version of this bag! The cross body strap was long enough for my 11 year old, but it would be pretty short for me, so I agree that lengthening it is a good idea.

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    1. Thanks, Laura, the strap did seem short. I bet your daughter is thrilled with her bag.

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