These last two make a nice contrast with each other, showing the range of invention that you clever people are capable of!
On the left is a stunning purple and gold Onbag Classic which was made for one Natural Mama's Forum member by her kind kind mother. You can read all about it here...
And on the right you'll see a lovely matched sling and bag in soft natural tones. I do love the action shots with the beautiful babies in them!
This sling/bag combo is both very beautiful and very practical - and really streamlines the whole bag-baby-sling look!
Our intrepid DIYing community has come up with yet another variation - this bag is smaller than the standard and is also longer and shorter.
The brown corduroy works really well with the appliquéd flower on the front.
The lining is of the same material as the appliqué.
If I am not mistaken the creator of this bag has also gone for slightly narrower straps.
Altogether this is a very neat little bag for short trips, or light packers!
This will certainly make a statement, and is a perfect example of how wonderful a custom bag can be when it is exactly, precisely what someone wants - I don't think one of the standard bags would really have hit the spot here!
The lovely Lucy who handles the custom bags says:
"I must confess to thinking that Hannah was slightly barmy when she sent me this fabric combination for her Onbag, but it works amazingly well together, and I think the finished bag is now my favourite one that I have made so far!"
Hannah chose a lime-green linen with a bright floral lining for her custom Onbag Classic.
"I love the bag! I can fit everything there and that's great. I regret I kept postponing making the bag for such a long time - I had bought the fabrics half year ago!
I bought a piece of brown fabric long enough and also a piece of fabric with flowers for the lining - both were very cheap.
Both fabrics were quite thin so I used some old corduroy I had at home to put in between them."
Jitka is very kindly working on a translation of my pattern into Czech, so watch this space!
Guin had two lovely scraps of print fabric that she wanted to make good use of so she asked us to come up with a way of making slip covers for the flap of her custom bag.
As you can see - the results are pretty impressive. The plain purple bag with purple taffeta lining is beautiful enough - but the slip-covers are both stunning.
With Hoppediz Florence for the outer fabric and beautiful two-tone taffeta for the lining these Special Edition Onbags are quite extra-ordinary!
The black and white floral design is beautifully framed by the pillar box red outer shell.
This is a wonderful contrast between the vibrant red and the monochrome satin.
Very classy indeed - brown pinstripe suiting fabric with a lovely floral lining. We selected a thicker lining fabric to give the bag strength - the suiting being a little thinner than the cotton drill I normally use. I think the effect is very interesting - very feminine without being girly.