made: parisian chique fat bottom bag

Hey everyone!

I have to tell you, it feels SO GOOD that I have created something again, finally! Some of you know I have been in a funk lately due to some personal stuff, which has reflected badly on my creativity, amongst other things…
So I am very happy that I am able to show you what I made today! :)

In my last post I told you what I was working on, and this is the finished product: a Parisian chique, fat bottom bag made with Scheepjes Softfun Denim yarn!




I seriously had a LOT of fun making this bag. Right after I picked out the yarn and the colours, I knew which creative direction I had to take with this bag: Parisian chique! Think strutting along bistro’s, wearing your high high heels, a navy blue striped dress, a big hat of course… and this bag!

The best part was searching for ways to embellish it. In the end, I settled on vintage lace (a LOT of it!), some awesome crochet beads I had in my stash, and satin ribbons.

I really went all out with the lace; I ended up sewing 4 different kinds of lace on top of each other!




To complete the look I added a row of puffy flowers, combined with floral buttons. Personally I love these little flower buds, and I think the wooden buttons really give them an amazing look! (and not to worry; I will show you how to make these little flowers in next week’s FREE tutorial!)


To top it off, I fully lined this bag with the perfect fabric I scored at a fabric market a few weeks ago.


I am in love with this bag…



Alright, now for the best news: I will upload a tutorial for this bag next week on my blog, for FREE! :) This will include instructions on how to line your bag, how to add the lace, and how to make the puffy flowers.

To make this bag you will need 6 skeins of Scheepjes Softfun Denim in the following colours: 501 (navy blue), 502 (grey), 507 (cream), 508 (light brown) and 510 (dark brown). I used two skeins of the 510 colour.

For everyone interested in getting this yarn: you can get it at right here! (For Dutch readers: Scheepjes has an extensive list of shops on their website right here, including online shops!)

Because I already own too many bags (and because I have my own Noro version of this fat bottom bag) I am selling this one! :) You can find it on Etsy here. UPDATE: It sold within half an hour! Thank you! :)

Hope to see you all again next week for the tutorial :) Stay creative!


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  1. I’ve missed your blog posts. Hope this means you will be posting more regularly. Welcome home.

  2. Aweeeee Amazing !!!!

  3. Hello and welcome back. Hope all is well with you. The bag is really, really beautiful. I made a fat bottom granny bag before but just love this version. I cannot wait for the pattern to come out. I am thinking of using a Prym Sofia Bag Fastening Clasp as you can then add a longer across body Prym chain strap so can hopefully adapt the pattern to fit it. If anybody is interested you can purchase them from If not, I will use a bamboo handle (or may be make two bags!) So glad you are back and cannot wait for your pattern next week and thank you again in advance. Going to the Deramores site to purchase yarn. Keep well. Lesley x

  4. Love this bag and I can’t wait to try making one. Thank you so much for such cute patterns.

  5. Lovely!!

  6. What a beautiful bag. I welcome you to share it at my ink up today and tomorrow :)

  7. Love it love it! How long till next week!
    Seems I’m not good at matching colours but never mind mine will be unique just like me!
    Yarn looks lovely to work with
    Is it next week yet?

  8. I absolutely love this bag. So pretty. I can’t wait for the tutorial.

  9. It is stunning, Wink! What a beautiful burst of creativity – the layers of lace are just perfect! Chrissie x

    • Thanks so much Chrissie! I kind of felt like doing a proper ‘Eureka!’ when I combined them while playing around with all the different bits – it felt like I had hit the jackpot ;) Glad you like them too!

  10. What a romantic bag!!! So nice!!!

  11. Nou, die heeft niet lang te koop gestaan, haha! Super mooie tas, kan niet wachten op het patroon!
    Groetjes Monique

  12. This bag is just perfect. Every single detail of it. No wonder it sold fast! And as the others have said, I missed your blogging too. :o)

  13. The lace is beautiful! :-)

  14. Lovely choice of colours and all the little added details makes it just FAB

  15. It came out beautifully!! I am so, so excited for the tutorial next week! I have been checking your site everyday, hoping to see it up. How exciting to know I only have a week to go! Thanks so much in advance for your time in providing a tutorial! Again, beautiful work:)

  16. I’m sure it’s next week now! Going on holiday next week really want to take this bag with me, not sure if that’s gonna happen!! ❤️

  17. What a fabulous bag and I love the way you’ve embellished it – wonderful. I’ll be adding this pattern to my ‘Must Makes’ list.

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