Less than a week to go until the Button Lock bag sewing pattern launches here at Sewing Patterns by Mrs H! Have you started picking out your materials yet? If you're not sure what you'll need, you'll find a Materials list on our previous blog.
To help inspire you, we've collected together some of the marvellous makes created by our wonderful team of testers last year!
First up is Tara's beautiful Button Lock bag! Tara fussy cut her feature print so that it was carefully centred above the lock. And then she fussy cut the back panel too so that the print would continue! Tara, we're in awe of your incredible pattern matching skills!
Made by Tara of Uh Oh Creations
Lynn used Essex linen and fabric from the Hummingbird range by Lewis & Irene for this beautiful Button Lock Bag, and made a two-tone strap to show off her feature fabric:
Made by Lynn of LBP Bespoke
Nancy made this colourful Button Lock bag using the straight flap option:
Made by Nancy of Rosy Chicken Bags
Not all of our testers were able to get hold of the Emmaline Bags button lock at the time. If you've not got one in your stash, some of these beautiful bags may inspire you:
It's a different kind of button! This straight-flap version of the Button Lock by Desra uses a magnetic snap and a lovely big button to secure the flap!
Made by Desra of By Desra
Ingrid lengthened the flap on this Button Lock bag to show off more of this fun sewing-themed print. If you look at the top right-hand picture, you'll see that Ingrid also used a snap instead of a catch to keep the flap secure:
Made by Ingrid Adams.
We think Katherine's rainbow catch looks fantastic with this bright and beautiful Ankara fabric. Katherine described the Button Lock bag as, "Deceptively roomy." With lots of pockets inside, including our favourite - the hidden full width slip pocket - we definitely agree!:
Made by Katherine of PURSErverance
How adorable is Laura's Button Lock bag? We think this mix of pretty blue fabrics looks super!
Made by Laura of Totes Adorbs
Lynne told us that she found the Button Lock to be a really quick make. Lynne cut out and made her stylish "Half Moon" bag all in the same day:
Made by Lynne of Lynne's Selections
Thinking of using a feature print for your flap - here's Evey's inspiring sew!
Made by Evey of Sew Evey
How many days is it until Christmas? Lynn's ready already with this fabulous festive Button Lock bag! Lynn also trimmed the flap edge with midnight blue piping.
Made by Lynn of She Wears Red Feathers
VarnaElaine's straight-flapped Button Lock bag has a wonderful feel of the garden about it. VarnaElaine shared some fun model shots of this bag - keep an eye on our social media for them!:
Made by VarnaElaine of VarnaElaine Sews
Susan's beautiful blue Button Lock bag features a lining that our whole team fell in love with! And, just look at those pockets! If you've been following our recent social media, you'll recognise that the bottom right picture is of a full width hidden slip pocket - the perfect addition for that extra bit of security in your bag!
Made by Susan of KSM Handcrafted Creations
Feeling inspired? Which fabrics are you thinking of using for your Button Lock bag? Let us know in our Facebook group, pop a comment on one of our social media posts, or send us an email!