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Sewing with friends is FUN

Yes, it's lots of FUN cos you can always learn something new! 
Namrata of Bagstock {psst..she just opened her ETSY shop, go and take a look at her awesome bags!! }  and myself have been planning a bag sew-along since last year. Finally the chance came up after she told me about the new tote pattern from Bluecalla Pattern , the moonflower tote. 



In the beginning I was not sure whether to try it or not, but she convinced me that I should try and I can do it. After 2 days I decided to go ahead and buy the pattern, before the sale price ended ;)


and as it happened, my new handwoven fabric stock just arrived from the suppliers 


The fabric came with patchwork  border which just perfect for the moon  applique part. And even the orange patch is just the right size for the side pockets.


I used the bright orange cotton for the lining and used it as accent fabrics for the handle. 


the bag is very spacious. It has 2 interior pockets, one zipper and one slip halfmoon pocket which is very cute. 


This is just perfect for you, who like to carry around la lot  of things. The side pocket is perfect to carry your water bottle. Isn't it?

Namrata convinced me to try the zipper closure instead of the magnetic snap the pattern suggested. With her guidance and read THIS tutorial from Ikat Bag, I did it! Yay! 


if you are beginner bag maker and want to try this pattern, don't hesitate. Celine wrote a clear well written pattern with step by step pictures and included tips and tricks and even highlighted few important points. 


Absolutely agree with the quote!!

Thank you once again Namrata, we should do sew-along again soon-ish ;)


Until then,

Happy Sewing