Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Meet Fairfax

Fairfax is the first bag that I have designed and marketed that I haven't made for myself first. This is probably a good thing since I only need so many handbags, but it feels a little strange to not know from experience how it's going to last or describe just what I love to carry in it.

Fairfax is my happy-accident bag. I knew the general shape I wanted it to be but was having a hard time deciding how I wanted the handles to attach. That problem was solved when I caught a glimpse of a handbag carried past me in a restaurant It had just the right kind of handles for incorporating into the Fairfax design. To top off the happy accident part of it all, when I got out my fabric out to start cutting, I realized that a bad cutting mistake while making Elinor bags made perfectly sized rectangles for Fairfax.

Like the Elizabeth bags, I have two Fairfax bags to sell: one in pink sprig and one in lily-of-the-valley.
Fairfax's unique handle design adds pretty gathers around the edges of the bag and makes the inside more spacious.
Fairfax is perhaps my most streamlined and lightweight bag design yet. There is only one pocket on the outside, leaving one roomy, tote-bag-like area in the inside (but oh, it's such a cute tote bag!).
Fairfax is made of two layers of quality cotton cloth, making for a light yet sturdy on-the-go bag perfect for throwing a few necessities into and taking off.
Fairfax costs $35 (which includes shipping and handling to anywhere in the contiguous United States). If you are interested in purchasing one of the Fairfax bags I featured here, let me know, and I will post it in my Etsy store where you can pay securely.

1 comment:

stitching under oaks said...

Very nice...I love how you did the handles...so clever! A girl can never have too many bags!