Saturday, February 19, 2011

Heidi Bag from Vibrant Designs

Remember the "top secret" project I mentioned earlier this week? Well, it really wasn't too much of a secret, I just wasn't sure if I could blog about it yet. I was lucky enough to be chosen as a pattern tester by Julie of Vibrant Designs for her new Heidi Bag pattern.

This is a really cute little bag (9 1/2" wide x 9" high x 4" bottom), that goes together super quick & easy. I really like the nice, wide bottom (and it's a boxed bottom, my favorite kind to make! No extra pieces or darts!) that makes this bag really roomy for it's otherwise smaller size.

Heidi Bag

Like I mentioned before, I went ahead & used the same fabric I used for my Cosmo Bag, I just can't get over the combo. I ended up not using the striped fabric for the inside this time, instead did some fussy cutting to get different colors on the inside.

Heidi Bag

The exterior, pocket, & strap pieces are all just rectangle cuts, and the interior pattern piece is made by tracing the exterior after sewing on the top band. I traced mine onto freezer paper so I only have to do it once, but you could save a step by tracing it directly onto your fabric (as the patterns calls for). I think I'm going to trim my piece down by just a smidge though, it was a bit baggy on the inside.

Heidi Bag - Interior

There are two slip pockets on the inside, one wider one that is split in half. Next time I will make the narrower pocket just a bit wider, my phone only barely fits.

Heidi Bag pockets

Overall, I really love this bag & will definitely be making it again!

Head over to Vibrant Designs to see the Heidi Bags the other pattern testers have made.


  1. I like that design and still love the fabric combo. Great job!

  2. Thanks for letting me know about the broken link! It's been fixed. :) Also, big bags with a few small pockets are the best! It drives me crazy when it's just a jumbo sack!


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