Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Velveteen LouLou Thi Messenger Bag

Long time no see, right??
Our family made a cross country move last month and with packing up, moving, and buying our first home I've been busy, busy, busy! We made it to the Midwest and are finally settled in so I will be back to the swing of things now. Now that both of my kiddos are in school all day, I am dying to get sewing and creating again!

In the meantime, I thought I would share a little project that I finished a couple years ago but never  got around to sharing. 
Y'all know that I get kind of obsessed with bag patterns when I find one that I love. 
Perfect example of this: The Amy Butler Weekender Bag
If you've been reading and following my blog for the past few years, you will know that I have a deep love for the Oliver + S Messenger Bag too. Like "I've made 10 of them" kind of love. I love the small version, I love the large version... I just LOVE the pattern! 
You can find the pattern for this bag in the Oliver + S Little Things to Sew book. If you have little kiddos (or just want to make a messenger bag) I would recommend this book. There are quite a few projects featured in the book along with the messenger bag- I've made a handful of the projects and they are all really fun.

pattern: Oliver + S Messenger Bag (large version)
fabric: AMH Lou Lou Thi Velveteen (exterior + bag strap), AMH Lou Lou Thi Needlework cotton (interior), bias tape- brown and cream stripe from my stash.
I loved using the velveteen for this bag. It added an extra durability to the bag, as well as an extra softness.

After giving each of the messenger bags that I've made away as gifts, I think it's time that I whip up another and keep it for myself. ;)

Have a great week!
Happy sewing!
xoxo, Ashley


  1. Doesn't it feel good to be grounded again?? I Love this bag! it's beautiful in the AMH fabrics, love all her fabrics. Would you ever make one to sell Ashley??
    Huggs, Nancy

  2. Nice to see you back - hope you love your new home and that you can find a wonderful LQS. Sewing does make things seem more normal in a new place!
    The Amy Butler weekender bag is what drew me to your blog originally, when I did a search for examples. I still haven't attempted one, but yours are gorgeous inspiration and eye candy.

  3. Hello, I came across your blog while looking for inspiration for my own ( I too have just moved :) I'm still pretty new to the blogging world though. so I was wondering if I could use the idea of your inspiration sidebar, and use you as inspiration on my blog?

  4. This is excellent and informative. Thanks so much!

    Tulle Spool


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xoxo, Ashley