The Bowler Bag is now available! Originally designed for The Bag Retreat, the sewing pattern for this super handbag is sure to be right up your alley! Pick up your sewing pattern here: mrs-h.com/the-bowler-bag-pattern.html.
So, without a moment to spare, read on for bagmaking inspiration from our super testers:
First up, we have a rainbow-inspired version by Lea Moseley of Crafted by Lea.
Trudy Lockhart is bowling by the seaside with her super Bowler Bag.
A bit further along the beach is Lynn Palmer of LBP Bespoke's bright bag.
Alice Ferguson of Alice Wyse Handmade also went bright with her fun orange Bowler Bag
Lots of the testers went for a floral theme. This pretty flowery Bowler Bag is by Nancy Edtl of Fun with Fabric Alaska
Michelle Walsh went for a bright floral theme
And Christy Child of Color Stitch Theory used a poppy fabric for her bag. Check out the contrast zip Christy used!
Elizabeth Widmayer of Quilt Angel Creations embroidered the front pocket of her floral-themed Bowler Bag.
This leafy Bowler Bag was made by Lynn Potts of She Wears Red Feathers
Alison Foster took a walk on the wild side for her Bowler Bag.
Laura Simons' Bowler Bag has a sleek, classic style.
This pretty example was made by tester Jana Hammond.
Kathryn McQuone went for Mrs H's favourite colour, with her stylish grey Bowler Bag.
Diana Ackroyd wove the fabric of her front pocket to create this tumbling blocks effect.
The front pocket of The Bowler Bag is a great way to show off feature prints. Lesley Doyle used a Tula Pink fabric for hers.
As did Helen Shannon of Beautiful Bows. Isn't it interesting how the same print in different colours can have a different effect? Helen added a contrast strap to her bag, using another Tula Pink fabric.
This classic car-themed Bowler Bag is by Leisa Fazackerley of Pumpkin Soda, who used a gingham and car print for her feature pocket and carried her theme through to her lining material too.
There's an almost steam-punk feel to Gee Es Bowler Bag, with the cog-print feature fabric and the zipper trim around the pocket edge.
Sharon Bosch used a tile-effect print for the front pocket of her Bowler Bag.
And, this Bowler Bag is ready for a round-the-world adventure! Laura Aarsen of Double Dutch Stitching used a map fabric and added little details - a charming pair of clogs, and ribbons in the colour of the Netherlands' flag. Even Laura's lining is ready to fly away!
Make your own striking Bowler Bag today! Start by buying your sewing pattern here: mrs-h.com/the-bowler-bag-pattern.html.