November 18, 2014

Serendipity Hip by Chris W Designs






I was a tester for the newest bag by Chris W Designs, the Serendipity Hip.  I know that it was released a couple of weeks ago, but now that I am feeling better, I am finally getting around to showing you my version.




I love this bag.  It is the right size for when you don't need to carry everything that you own.  It measures 
8" x 10" x 1.75".  It has an adjustable strap and a curved zippered top that gives you plenty of room to get inside this bag.  The front of the bag has a zippered pocket,  a large slip pocket, and in that slip pocket, a phone pocket.





The back of the bag has no embellishments.  You could certainly put another pocket there if you wanted to.


The inside of the bag's main compartment has multiple pockets, too.  There are two card pockets, a slip pocket and another zippered pocket.  This is the true sign of a Chris W Design bag.  You are sure going to get multiple pockets to keep everything organized!

The bag is listed as intermediate because of the curved zipper on the top but it really is not that difficult if you take your time.  My only problem came with the type fabric that I chose.  I loved this piece of home decorator fabric that I had but it just kept unraveling.  I had to zigzag stitch and fray check all of the edges.  It was not fun to work with but I love the look.

This pattern has 37 pages of instruction loaded with 76 step by step photos.  I am sure most of us are visual learners and these photos help to clear up any questions you may have.  I know you may feel intimidated by the length of some directions, but here, they make this bag pretty easy to accomplish.  You can get this great pattern here.

16 comments:

  1. That fabric choice just looks like this bag should be going to all of those cities. I love your fabrics Marilyn.

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    1. Thanks, Daryl. I loved it too. I just didn't enjoy working with it.

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  2. I agree with Daryl--this fabric is a neat one for this bag! :)

    Krista

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    1. Thanks, Krista. There is just something fun about fabric with words on it.

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  3. Multiple pockets are good! Another pattern to add to my pile of intentions. :) Beautiful job, as usual!

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    1. Thanks. I really like this bag and look forward to making it again with more friendly fabric.

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  4. Beautiful work as always Marilyn. So glad to hear you're feeling better.

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    1. Thanks, Maria. Back to sewing and that makes me very happy.

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  5. I'm so glad you are feeling better. I have an autoimmune disease too, and have some sense of what it's like.
    You did a great job with this bag. Is the lining also a home dec fabric?

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    1. Thanks, Diann. The lining of the bag is a quilting cotton. Next time the whole bag will be quilting cotton.

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  6. Great fabric for the bag. It needs to go traveling! I'm happy you're doing better.

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    1. Thanks, Norma. I have been very lucky in my life to do a lot of travelling and have seen several of these cities.

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  7. I might need this bag when I travel to Japan this spring.
    Glad you're feeling better.

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    1. Thanks, Kathy. Japan sounds wonderful. I've never been.

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  8. I love your version, the fabric looks terrific. Glad you are feeling better.

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    1. Thanks, Judith. Good to be back to sewing.

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