A new take on the Lapin Noir

Sewing the Lapin Noir bag, pattern by Sew Sweetness | Sewn by fabricandflowersSewing the Lapin Noir bag, pattern by Sew Sweetness | Sewn by fabricandflowersTee hee – after writing the blog title, I realised that some people might come here through Google expecting something to do with a black rabbit but No! I’ve gone and made another bag!!!!

I really enjoyed pattern testing the Lapin Noir for Sara and after using it a couple of times a friend asked if I could make one for her without the shoulder strap as she didn’t want it folding over. After a bit of deliberating, I set about adjusting the pattern: tracing around the pattern for the main body piece of the bag and then moving the original template across by 2.25″ to extend the top curve and leave a smaller ‘tab’ sized shape at the top, which I extended up by 0.5″

The rest of the bag I made up as normal, omitting the strap extenders and tabs. For the main shoulder strap, I measured the width of the tab after I had sewn the side seam and cut a piece of fabric 4 x the width of the tab (less the seam allowances needed for sewing the bag front and lining together, about 4″) and then made as per the pattern.

And here we have it – a new take on the Lapin Noir, as modelled by Little Girl!

Sewing the Lapin Noir bag, pattern by Sew Sweetness | Sewn by fabricandflowers
A Lapin Noir shoulder bag  by fabricandflowersuk

And check out the almost perfect pattern placement on the phone pocket! Although I have to say that it was more luck than judgement!!!

And here they are side by side for comparison…

A clutch of Lapin Noirs! by fabricandflowersuk

This is such a fun pattern to make, I can still see more in my future, maybe with a longer strap so that I can wear it across my body?!

Hope you’re all having a great weekend,

S x

Today’s sky ● gorgeous blue and overcast at times!

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  1. August 11, 2013 / 10:01 pm

    Two fab bags. Great choices of materials and I was lucky enough to have you show me the first one at the Retreat.

  2. August 12, 2013 / 12:06 am

    Amazing how such a small change makes a totally different look! I love it.

  3. August 12, 2013 / 8:24 am

    Great job; but still plotting how to get my hands on the original!

  4. August 12, 2013 / 9:21 am

    Saw the original of course but this one looks great too!

    Yes I was briefly thinking of black rabbits – as one does?

  5. August 12, 2013 / 6:32 pm

    What a great bag, the fabric is fantastic!

  6. August 14, 2013 / 1:25 am

    Love it, I'm looking at that view out of my living room window right now and the Empire State Building is white tonight which is always very welcome given some of the terrible colours the lights are some nights. Another fabulous bag 🙂

  7. May 8, 2014 / 1:31 am

    I love the black and white fabric and the bag! Great pattern and look!!!

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