My wonderful friend Susan went to London on business in January, and while there she purchased some amazing London-themed Kath Kidson fabric for me! I finally had time this week to make this bright and happy bag!
The fabric she sent is a lightweight canvas, which is perfect for bags, and as you can see, all the things you associate with London are represented: Buckingham Palace with the guards in front; Tower Bridge, double-decker busses, Big Ben, and the big ferris wheel. In my stash I found the red canvas for the back, and the red and white stripe on the front, which go with it really well.
I also had this other London print from eQuilter that I used for a coordinating keychain pouch. The scale of the design is perfect for something this small, and the colors are good with the bag.
I've just listed this on Etsy as a "made to order" item, so I can take this one to my local shop. I have enough of the fabric to make several more.
Thanks, Susan, for being so awesome, and for thinking of me while you were on your business trip!
I spent a summer working in London before I got married, and this fabric brings back a lot of memories. I'm loving this bag so much, it's possible it may not make it into the store...