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A new take on the Lapin Noir

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!!!! The Lapin Noir Bag by Sew Sweetness

Sewing the Lapin Noir Bag pattern by Sew Sweetness

I really enjoyed pattern testing the Lapin Noir Bag for Sara. After seeing me with 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 moving the original template across by 2.25″ to extend the top curve and leave a smaller ‘tab’ sized shape at the top.
  • Extended the ‘tab’ 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 continued to make 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

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…

Sewing the Lapin Noir Bag pattern by Sew Sweetness

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

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