While making the baby wearing bags for Firespiral Slings, I decided I would make my own bag to showcase the design.
I often hit on an idea that I cannot shake, and have to see it through. I say I am determined. My husband has another name for it! So when I decided I wanted a bag made from Morecambe and Wise print fabric, it wasn’t something I could walk into Abakhan and buy.
And so a collaboration started. I worked with freelance graphic designer, Kate Wilde, at Kinder Creative, who created a silhouette of Eric and Ernie to reproduce on a bag. Kate’s turnaround was so quick, I had the fabric designed online by Bags of Love within a day, and the fabric through the door within a week.
I then set about turning the baby-wearing bag pattern into a satchel-style everyday bag. Instead of the wide strap, I made a thinner strap and lined it with some Peanuts fabric I had.