Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New adventures!

Quilt market is about to happen in Portland. I wasn't going to go, I wasn't. And then, as I knew it would, people started talking about going to quilt market and then of course I wanted to be there as well. So at the 11th hour (almost, 2 weeks ago) I decided I should go. After all, I live a mere 90miles south of Portland.

Urban Hipster crossbody bag
So I embarked on this crazy sewing spree - because all of a sudden I needed to get ready. If you are going to market and you are a purse designer and a foundation block designer, which I guess I am, you need a new purse right? You can't carry your store bought bag around.

Urban Hipster crossbody bag
As such, I have resurrected this Urban Hipster pattern. This pattern has a long and troublesome past. I originally designed this purse, around 4 years ago ~ or something like that. I got so many complements on it around town that I decided to write up the pattern. It would've been my first pattern. But then the hard drive crashed and of course it was not backed up so I lost all the pictures I took for the tutorial and after that I was just done with the whole business. Didn't even want to think about it after that.

Urban Hipster crossbody bag
Fast forward a couple years to quilt market and suddenly I feel the need to resurrect this bag. It's really my go-to bag. I have made countless numbers of these bags and love them to death. They have traveled all over the place with me and my Mom, mother-in-law, and daughter who also each own one. So I think it's finally time to share with all of you. I present, after much delay, the Urban Hipster.

This bag might actually need to be renamed because I think in the interim I may have seen another bag with the same name, but for now it'll stay this way until i think of something better. The Urban Hipster is a cross body bag with an adjustable strap so you can wear it cross body or shorten it right up to shoulder bag size. It's just big enough to hold your wallet, cell and a few other essentials and small enough to easily fit inside your picnic basket. This bag is designed for the active woman. You can wear it on your bike trip to the park, to the festivals, picnics, you name it - it'll go anywhere. Inspired by the host city of Quilt Market herself, Portland. The pattern needs a few tweaks but I promise it will be out in the next couple of months.

Urban Hipster crossbody bag
The Hipster has lots of zippy compartments for all your stuff. Easy zip installation, I promise!

And now I'm off to market. It's a dream come true! I am so looking forward to meeting up with all my blogging friends from around the globe, seeing the publishers, manufacturers and fabric celebs. It's going to be overwhelming I'm sure. I will be logging it all on Instagram, so follow me @trilliumdesign there if you want to see the pics. Happy Sewing my friends!


Jane said...

This is MY kind of bag! Can't wait to see the pattern. Have a blast at market!

P├ętra said...

I'm glad you're going to be at Market I hope to bump into you and good luck!!

Soma Acharya said...

Beautiful bag!! I love cross body bags. Have fun at the quilt market :)


Shayla Sharp said...

I live just north of Portland and wish I was going to Quilt Market (don't want to sneak me in, maybe in a really big duffle bag?), so have fun and take lots of pics to share with those of us on the outside. :)