Color blocking is a one of my favorite trends right now. I love the striking combination of two contrasting colors! Whether it was making its way down the runway or gracing the red carpet; color blocking has been making a big statement in the fashion world.
Today I am making a really simple bag with a color block pattern. I chose two of our new linen colors for mine- Melon and Salmon. I am in loooooove with these shades, so I had to use them in a craft right away!
- Two different colors of linen
- Sewing machine
First, you need to determine what color you want to be for the bottom portion of the bag and what color you want for the rest of the bag. I chose IL020 in Melon and Salmon (a couple of my favs!)
Pick the color that you would like to be for the majority of your bag. In my case, I chose Salmon.
Measure 12 inches for the top and bottom lengths.
Measure your other piece of linen (Melon for me) to be a 12"x12" square.
I spread my Salon linen out in front of me and placed the Melon linen directly in the center, so that all the edges lined up evenly.
Before you sew the edges up, fold the bag in half like so to create a crease. The crease cuts right down the center of my Melon linen.
Once you have a crease in the center, flip your linen to the reverse side and fold along the same crease. We want to sew the seam from the inside so everything looks good when we flip the bag right-side out again.
Sew up both edges of your bag (not the top opening though!).
Time for the straps. I wanted to have fun with colors with the straps too, so I cut decided to make them double-sided.The straps are really simple to make. Begin by cutting four pieces of linen- so two pieces of each color.
Now just flip the straps right-side out and you have your double-sided straps all ready to go.
This is what the attached strap and seam look like from the outside.
I made another bag in Latte and Aurora. I couldn’t decide what colors I wanted to use before I started this project…..so I made both! It was an easy solution and the second bag took even less time to make.
I hope you have fun making some colorful bags with our new colors! I am in love with the new selection and have been brainstorming new crafts non-stop.
If you have any craft suggestions or want to let us know what you think of the new colors, leave a comment. I’d love to know what you all think!
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