I took a break from the BOMC bags to sew the Eve Handbag. Eve Handbag was designed by Liz from Moments and comes in two versions: the top zipper closure version or the flap version. You can add an optional metal edge trim, rivets, and maybe some personal touches to it.
The handbag has an unusual construction with no sides seams.
The pattern instructions include tips & tricks for sewing with faux leather but it can also be sewn in other materials. For my version I use faux distressed suede and the popular Alice Glass Art Theory fabric.
Pattern: Eve by Liz from Moments
Fabric: Black distressed faux suede from Joann Fabrics and Alison Glass Art Theory
Foam Stabilizer: Bosal Sew In Foam Stabilizer
The interior is has a zipper pocket is accented with an overlay, The pattern calls for a leather overlay, but I used cotton in a contrasting color. The pattern provides instructions to turn the bag through the pocket zipper which was a new technique for me and one that I will continue to use. It also explains how to sew the lining and exterior together to get a nice and tight interior.
I added the metal edge trim, which was the piece that I liked the most of this pattern, but it wasn’t easy to install. My flap was very thick and I had to be creative to install my edge trim. I also added a nice “Handmade” plaque.
My intent was to use a magnetic snap for the closure, but I installed one of the snap pieces in the front by mistake and had to improvise with a flip lock.
I wanted to use this bag to carry my laptop, but my work laptop is to heavy for the bag.
The PDF pattern had 50 pages very well written with tons of pictures that are easy to follow. One of the tips is to use basting spray to attach the exterior to the foam stabilizer, and I did it, but I think it is better to use fusible web (which bonds fabric to fabric), it gives a nicer finish. Bosal Foam Stabilizer comes fusible but I haven’t try that one.
The Art Theory fabric is very popular in bag making, I fell in love with it after seeing many different bag using this fabric. Now I want to use Alison Glass fabric for everything 🙂
Here are some bags that were also made using Art Theory (I love it):
Pattern: Nora Doctor Bag by Swoon Patterns
Pattern: Sandra Saddle from Swoon Patterns
I hope you like it!