A little while ago I set to work designing a new shoulder bag. I wanted to create a design which was a useful everyday-size handbag; it needed to have a zip closing, inside pockets and an adjustable shoulder strap (so it could be worn on the shoulder or across the body).
After some sketches, pattern drawing and a prototype, I designed Ashbury, and I’m pleased to share my first photos with you….. this purple-based one sold at the first show and the yellow and grey one sold last week! (click to enlarge the photos).
As with all my handbags, this has the same quilted feel – the main fabric is backed with sew-in interlining, quilting fabric, a layer of cotton, and then the lining is backed with sew-in interlining as well…… These layers give the bag strength, help them keep their shape and also makes them incredibly soft.
I’ve created another one of this design in a different fabric (with more to follow in the new year) and this is available from my online shop.
As with all my handbags, I take commissions for bespoke handbags, so if you would prefer this, or any other design, in a different fabric, or would prefer inside zip pockets, a wider shoulder strap etc, then please don’t hesitate to contact me.