I am so fond of my Lickety Split bags – the one that I got from Rae at Made By Rae as well as the one I made from her pattern. That is why I made this for my mother-in-law’s birthday a little while ago.
It’s a gift card – for a custom made Lickety Split bag. This means that she got to choose the colour, and I went on to choose the fabric and make her the bag.
My mother-in-law decided on a purplish bag that would go with a felted wool jacket she just got for herself. Below you see the result.
The outer fabric is from Stof & Stil, and the fabric for the outer pockets and lining is from Malika & Rosa – this is actually fabric from Onion, the same Onion that makes many of the patterns I use. I was actually going to use this for the exterior of the bag, but the cotton quality was just too light for that. I do like the combination the way it turned out, though. So I followed the pattern instructions and added sew-in interfacing for padding the way I did with the one I made for myself. I also installed a magnetic snap at the opening, because it’s nice to be able to close the bag if you’re carrying a lot in it. I have missed this a few times in my own.
This has been my first sewing in quite a while, and I must say I’m happy with it – I just hope that goes for the recipient as well!