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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

New Bag


I took apart one of my purses (it was looking ratty) and used it as a pattern to make a new one. I should have taken a picture of the original for comparison, but I didn't think of it until after I'd already dismantled it.  I used a navy fabric with tiny yellow polka dots, and I lined it in a solid yellow Kona cotton. I put mid-weight interfacing on the outer shell, I should have used a light-weight interfacing.  Next time. The rings are from the original bag.  It has a zippered closure, like the one Lizy did on my purse.


I even put a little zippered pouch inside.  It my first time ever attempting such a thing, and I'm super pleased with the results!  It isn't perfect, but it works and I learned what to do--and not to do--for the next time.


The pictures aren't the best.  I'll bring it in to the shop for show-and-tell, and for any constructive criticism anyone wishes to offer.  I plan to make several more of these (I discovered this weekend that my fabric stash is a lot more awesome than I thought).  This one already has a home, but I'm hoping to be able to sell some of the others.

8 comments:

pearlswirl said...

Cute! It looks so much smaller in that first picture! That's why model shots are always good ideas! I like the colors!

corinnea said...

Nicely done! Can't wait to see it!

KD Designs said...

Wow! That bag is huge! You did a good job!

Katelyn R. said...

I love it and the size! so perfect!

Mary H. said...

I like the colors, and that it's so simple looking, yet huge! :)

Mary H. said...

I like the colors and that it looks so simple and huge! :)

Momma said...

Looks awesome

Jennifer said...

Really nice! I want to see it in person. So cool you took your old one apart and made a new one!