Jolijn has made these two amazing DIY Classic creations for herself and her sister, both have unique personalities using different fabrics, patterns and textures.
The black velvet bag is very stylish and classy, with the richly patterned and coloured red lining it really stands out.
I love the vibrant green colour of the cotton Classic. The patterned lining suits it so well and is sure to brighten up even the dullest winter day.
Jolijn writes that her next project is two DIY Onbag Babies! I can't wait to see what colours and fabrics she uses.
Don't the special red DIY Onbag labels look smart too?
"I finally got it finished, just in time for a weekend at Centerparcs where it was used plenty by both myself and my husband, we both found it really comfortable.
We got lots of compliments on it too.
I used a shot green/black taffeta lining with black denim outer.
The only thing I altered was the rolled hem round the bottom of the bag as my poor old 1960s singer machine couldn’t cope with the amount of material involved so I did the hem on the inside.
Next on my to-do list is the baby onbag."
I think the green shot taffeta works really well with the soft tones of the black denim.
This is a very beautiful but also dad-friendly bag - we like!
Now we're just waiting for action shots!
Jess used a Jim wrap-scrap for the front and back panels, and a black cotton drill for the strap.
The wine-red of the lining taffeta brings out Jim's highlights, while the black works really well with his darker shades.
I'd love to see action shots of this bag - very beautiful.
She used a wool blend material for the outer bag, with a black acrylic lining. She says that the bag is 'a relatively heavy, but sturdy bag, good for daily use.'
Jesca added some lovely appliqué - four large and striking butterflies - one on the front, one on the back, and one on each strap.
"Thank you so much for offering your DIY instructions for download. I used them for making an Onbag baby and I really love your design.
I tweaked the original design a bit. The side pockets are wider than the bag and elasticated on top with a box fold in the bottom so you can put more in (perfect for hats, gloves, tommee tippee cups).
With Hoppediz Florence for the outer fabric and beautiful two-tone taffeta for the lining these Special Edition Onbags are quite extra-ordinary!
I am introducing a new labelling system for Onbags, you will now be able to tell from the colour of the tag what sort of Onbag you are looking at!
I love the applique butterfly she's added to the front flap.
Lisa is planning on making a Mei-Tai to match, I'll post pictures soon!
She's used black canvas for the outer and a lovely swirly white-on-black ironwork design for the lining... but here is the clever bit: she's lined most of the bag in plain black but 'tipped' the ends of the straps with patterned fabric.