Cath Kidston Project Bag

For Christmas a few years ago I got Sew! by Cath Kidston from one of my friends. I’ve made several projects from the book – but I hadn’t yet tackled the giveaway as I never seemed to have the time! To explain, this book normally comes with the fabric pre-cut for one of the projects within the book – mine was an adorable little handbag.

As I have not been able to knit for a while, I got my sewing machine out last week and the bag finally emerged. It is, of course, a new project bag. I love it!

Cath Kidston Bag

The pattern was easy to follow, and I like the fabric. I probably would not have chosen something so obviously CK…but I guess there was no way of getting out of that! I have received many compliments from people, all saying “It looks like a Cath Kidston bag!” You know a brand has made it when…

New Cath Kidston bag, hand-sewed by me!
New Cath Kidston bag, hand-sewed by me!

It has been a while since I sewed on my machine, so the control of my seam lines went a bit awry and it’s not exactly straight in places. It’s all about practice…the only aspect of it that I’m very unhappy with are the button holes, which are extremely untidy. More care required…and more practice, right?

Button hole on the strap.
Button hole on the strap.
This button is OK because it has a loop rather than a hole!
This button is OK because it has a loop rather than a hole!

I’m now in the process of doing a Craftsy tutorial using a dress, and I’ve gone a bit Great British Sewing bee mad too…don’t worry, sewing won’t take over my heart, but I’m definitely enjoying diversifying my crafting a bit. Hopefully you will all be seeing me wearing dodgily stitched dresses and accessories soon!

That’s it from me for now. Pippin has got his own blog so that Plutonium Muffins doesn’t become a ‘knitting and hamsters’ blog, and you can check him out here. I can’t resist posting one last photo of him for you all…look at that FACE!

Pippin and the Walnut
Pippin and the Walnut

Much love,

Corrie xx

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5 Responses to Cath Kidston Project Bag

  1. Cathy says:

    What a cute project bag! Only wish I could sew… Pippin is adorable, I wonder what he’s thinking ;-)

  2. Lovely. I often moan about my terrible sewing skills, but I haven’t spent much time at all practicing, so you’re right. I need to be more disciplined. It’s a lovely bag – the looped button closure is a very nice detail!

  3. Winnie says:

    Very lovely bag! I’m glad you have another craft to keep you busy and creating while you heal.

  4. Evelyn says:

    Wonderful bag :) I’ll have to start following your hamster blog, we’ve got 6 of them, I’m on HC too :)

  5. wonderwhygal says:

    Hooray for tackling the sewing. That bag is cute. Love the fabric.

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