Laurel Burch Bag Finished. Now What?

I took Rico for his weekly sheep herding lesson today and he was, as usual, a-mazing! Then I met a friend and her dogs to let the dogs have a nice run in a big field together. They had a blast!

The friend I met is the one I made the octopus bag for. I gave it to her today and she loved it! That’s always a nice bonus.

Once I got home I dug in and finished the Laurel Burch/Brandon Mably bag. All I had to do was add the zipper placket, sew the lining together and sew it to the bag body, then finish the top of the bag and the placket.

Here’s the front of the finished bag.

And the back…

And my favorite little tag…

And some photos of the placket and pockets.

I have to say… I am a complete convert to this method of doing the zipper pocket. It’s so easy and it looks really high end. And I like that lining too. I’m glad I remembered I had it in my stash.

And now it’s only 7:30 pm. What am I going to do the rest of the night? Thinking of starting on another set of panels for a new Frankenbag. Might just dig into my scraps and see what appeals to me.

After a nice field run and another three-mile walk before dinner, Bender is not convinced that it’s time to wind down on his Saturday,

Ok… going scrap diving!

26 Replies to “Laurel Burch Bag Finished. Now What?”

  1. Scrap diving … one of my favorite things to do. Love the Laurel Birch bag – great use of that fabric. Can’t wait to see what you use for your next Frankenbag!

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    1. I actually did go out again at around 8:30 for a quick 2 mile walk. We were all happy to get another walk in and were all ready to settle in for the night when we got home!

      Anne

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  2. Spectacular and precious bag! It’s a keeper for you to use when attending the field trials in honor of your dogs💕 I love seeing your super smart dogs and the field trials are amazing. My half Border Collie half pointer is just smart enough to herd us to her food and leash! She trained us well! Thank you for your inspiring comments. I am planning out my Franken bag with a renewed zest ☺

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  3. Rico and Bender! Such a funny and sweet pair. I always get a kick seeing what they are up to! They could have their own Youtube blog if you had the time! Somewhere I thought I read where you found a much easier way to do the zipper placket on the top of the purse but can’t seem to find it now. Was it just a dream or did you post somewhere how to do the top placket on the purse? I should have looked at it then and printed it out to go with my Frankenburg instructions. Thanks so much and here’s to a great new year of creativity!

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    1. I’m making my zipper placket according to my tutorial. the only thing I did different this time is that I drew a line 1.5 inches from the top of the lining on each lining piece. I used this line to place the zipper placket when I sew it to the lining. I just made sure that the placket would cover the drawn line once it was finished. It made it much easier to place the placket.

      Here’s a link to my zipper placket tutorial: https://agilejack1.com/2021/07/05/finally-a-frankenbag-zipper-placket-tutorial/

      Anne

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  4. Aww, sweet Bender, would love to just hug on him. The contrast of the lining and the pockets fabric is SO good! You have to keep this one too!🥰🤣

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  5. I just love reading your snip bits of what you are doing. I have started a Franken bag so we’ll see how that goes. Love your doggies, and as I can see and read, they are your best friends. We live on land, and have a 17 year old Border Collie, who is just so kind and gentle in her old age. She is selectively deaf and has arthritis, but just keep chugging along.

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    1. Oh, I just love an old dog! Nothing sweeter in this world!

      I wish I had more property. I have a half acre near the city… which is a pretty amazing thing. But I do dream of living on a multi-acre piece of property. The dogs would love it so much.

      Anne

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    1. It’s the same zipper placket. the only thing I did differently is that I drew a line with a pen on the right side of the lining 1.5 inches from the top to align the placket to. It made it much easier to get it in place. You just draw it so that when you sew the placket on, it will cover the pen mark. Easy peasy!
      Anne

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  6. Your doggie bag is beautiful–another bag well done. These bags are so addictive! I have started putting in the zipper plackets and I also forget to put them in before sewing the lining side seams. However, it does work out well putting them in after the fact. Somehow, I like putting it in after the bag is done. Happy trails!

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    1. It is pretty easy to put the plackets in after the bag is done, but I find it easier to line it all up nicely if I do it before I sew the lining together. But it’s nice to know that If I forget that step, I’m not completely out of luck.

      For the very first zipper placket prototype I made, I actually put it into a bag that was already done. . . just to prove my concept.

      Anne

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