Whole Lotta Bag – finished and fantastic!

I’m happy to report another 2014 finish – my Whole Lotta Bag, a beautiful messenger-style bag, designed by Katy Cameron of The Littlest Thistle (pattern available here). Katy’s been running a sew-along to make this beauty, and having a ‘timetable’ of sorts to follow has kept me motivated and going strong over the last few weeks – and got me finished, too šŸ™‚

Seeing as I’m currently participating in theĀ Fabriholics Anonymous Fabric Fast,Ā I had to use fabric from my stash. The fabric I picked out had been tentatively earmarked for a baby quilt of some description, but I loved it so much I found I couldn’t bear to use it for a gift (what a mean old bag I am, right??!)


I love owls, and these were so cute, not to mention the beautiful purple and pink co-ordinating fabrics, thatĀ I decided that this would be the ideal project to use it in – and I’d get to keep the bag at the end of it – totally owltastic!

Although the pattern itself isn’t difficult to make, it is quite time consuming – but I’ve certainly found it to be worth the effort involved, as I absolutely love it!


It sports a back zipper pocket, which is way big enough for my 13″ MacBook…


… two elasticated side pockets (perfect for my phone)…


… a front bellows pocket (ideal for my phone and Macbook chargers)…


… an interior zipped pocket, as well as bags of room inside for anything else I could possibly think of!



I finished the bag earlier this week, courtesy of my lovely friend Ms C, who popped in to install the bag fasteners for me – way too fiddly for my crappy fingers (note to self – next time, use magnetic snap fasteners, which look a whole lot easier to fit!) I was initially planning to use it on my trip back to the UK this week, as it’sĀ absolutely ideal for hand baggage, but then I looked at the weather forecast and decided that perhaps I’d better wait until there was less likelihood of torrential rain to ruin its newly-finished perfection!

My niece, the lovely Miss B, is already casting covetous eyes over this bag, so I may be making another one sooner rather than later, but until then, I shall be enjoying this one all for myself.

Twit-twoo šŸ™‚

9 responses

  1. It looks great, thank you so much for playing along :o)

  2. Elita @ Busy Needle Quilting | Reply

    Ooooooh, it’s LOVELY!! You’re going to have me making another bag before I can blink.. šŸ™‚ Well done Missus!!

  3. Oh so cute with the owls. It looks like it holds a lot of stuff.

  4. real cool bags… you could teache your skills!!! 3 zippers!!! some women would “mourir” just thinking about it!!! And I love your fresh colours… like ever.
    Have a great week,

  5. […] I’ve also been working my way through my project list, and already have a couple of finishes to my name this year- like Mum’s lap quilt and my Whole Lotta Bag. […]

  6. It turned out great! I love those owls.

    1. Thanks, Sarah, me too :-)LPC

  7. […] an adorable bag made for me by the wonderful Katy of The Littlest Thistle. Earlier this year, I participated in her sew-along to make a lovelyĀ messenger style bag. And for participating, I won a prize. Ā And this was […]

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