CharmedLiebling Bag Patterns
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charmedLiebling Bag Patterns
Provided by charmedLiebling
Reviewed by Mollyhall Seeley
Nothing can make or break an outfit like the bag it's paired with. Whether you're headed to the library in jeans and a ratty t-shirt or jetsetting off to a fancy cocktail party,every girl knows that the best accessory will always be her purse.
Anna Lankeshofer of charmedLiebling clearly understands that the bag should be made to fit the occasion. The Trifold Wallet, the Working Girl Laptop Bag, and the California Sunshine Bag, all patterns from her website, are each distinct, high-quality purses designed with specific uses in mind.
The Trifold Wallet is a simple, straightforward pattern, perfect for a novice or intermediate sewist. You'll create a gorgeous and sturdy wallet about seven inches long. The pattern allows for 2 large pockets for bills, receipts, and a checkbook; 12 credit card slots; a zip pocket for coins; and a secure anorak snap to keep everything together. This is the kind of beautiful accessory that can be used in both your everyday life and as a fancy party clutch. The understated design gives a little leeway to a more experienced sewist to add embellishments as she wishes, which mean that you'll get plenty of use out of the pattern without ever making the same wallet twice.
The Working Girl Laptop Bag has an incredibly practical design, but doesn't sacrifice aesthetics for function. The pattern calls for a bit more sewing expertise than the Trifold Wallet, as it includes the use of piping, which adds a nice finishing touch. Arguably the best feature of this laptop bag is its multiple pockets: one main compartment for a laptop up to 15" in size, three slip pockets to carry any notepads or tablets you might need, and a zip pocket for keys or a cell phone. This bag is perfect for working girls who spend long periods of time on their computer. Give yourself a change of scene every now and then without worrying about losing any of your belongings.
The California Sunshine Bag is designed for the lady with an on-the-go lifestyle. The lightweight pattern provides plenty of space for any miscellaneous belongings you might want to bring with you as you go about your day. The pleats give this purse a lovely rounded shape and the o-ring closure adds a gorgeous detail that keeps your belongings safe and secure, and the long strap makes this bag perfect for the over-the-shoulder look.
The bag ought to suit the occasion—not just its appearance, but its function as well. When it comes to bags, one size does not fit all.
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