Wednesday, April 04, 2007


The Mocca bag is done!

It turned out just so perfectly perfect and I absolutely can't wait to use it! I'm surprised, really, since as I told you before, this was just the prototype and also fell into my infamous make-it-up-as-I-go category of project-ing.
Anyway, after agonizing over what the straps should look like and how I should make them, I opted to do a stiff, doubly interfaced strip ala the MOOPocket. I tapered the middle eight inches or so with the thinking that a narrower strap is more comfortable to hold and stays on the shoulder a bit better. And after all that, I was worried that I had made them a bit too short, but I tried it on and they are they're perfect...hurray!!

Inside, there's a nifty little cell phone pocket:

Now I just need for the weather to decide that it's spring again instead of it being 26 degrees and snowy.

I have a few more Mocca tricks up my sleeve that I bet you can guess about...stay tuned!

Any plans to put this on Love it!
Any plans to put this on I love it!
hi i was wondering if you used piping along the top. I am a new sewer trying to learn haha. Also what interfacing did you use? Thanks!
What a gorgeous, gorgeous bag - it came out wonderfully. The straps really suit it too - a great choice :)
Gorgeous bag - I love the cell phone pocket inside.
Hi Marit! I dunno. There are so many other great bag vendors on Etsy...

Hi Nanya! Yes. I made my own piping and applied it to both the top and bottom edges of the bag. For the interfacing I used Pellon Craft Fuse, which I'm not 100% happy with for big stuff like this but it's OK. Like I said in the post, I think I am going to try Vilene next.

Thanks for the bag love everyone!
You gotta stop doing this. You make the rest of us look like slackers.

I was browsing Etsy last night in hopes of finding a tote bag for spring, and nothing I saw even touched the design of this one. I wish I was better at reverse engineering sewn objects so I could figure out how to copy you! :)
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