One of my favorite designers is Sara Lawson, of Sew Sweetness.
I recently test-sewed her new bag design, Crimson & Clover. This bag is a takeoff of the classic "train case." How I wish I had my mother's old Samsonite train case!
The bag comes in three sizes. I chose to make the smallest size. I modified the interior to make it a nail polish bag (no surprise there!).
I photographed it on my 6.5" ruler so you can see the "real" size!
Of course, I inserted a "My Aunt Marti Made It" and "PeaceLoveandHappiness" label in the back seam.
I also added a tiny little zipper trinket, just for fun!
The pattern calls for fabric pockets inside. Instead, I used decorative elastic and stitched it down at 1.25" increments to hold bottles of nail polish.
The smallest size of Sephora's Instant Nail Polish Remover fits perfectly in the middle. [As an aside, this is the best polish remover for traveling. It has a sponge inside, and you stick your finger in the bottle and wiggle it around -- polish comes off super fast!]
This little cutie holds enough polish for a two-week trip to Oregon and California (as me how I know) even for a polish addict like me! Go to Sara's blog to see more photos of this great bag. I plan to make one of the larger sizes next.
Thanks, Sara, for the chance to test-sew this adorable bag!
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