Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Summery Flowery Bag

This is my lastest effort for the U-Handbag Amy Butler monthly competition. I have not entered since October. I really like this fabric which is curtain material. It comes in a blue version and I am tempted to go back and get that as well. I have made the handbag before and this is the shoulder bag version. it is quite a bit bigger!
This is the lining...

This time I decided to use pink stain ribbon on the top edge and as piping just below the top panel where the straps are attached, that might be clearer on the photo above.
The lining is a cotton fabric with very tiny pink and blue flowers on it. Plus a magnetic fastening, further down is a dividing pocket and I used the outer fabric and put satin ribbon on the top edge.

I also made a matching purse. I have made several of these, but this time I made it wider and a bit deeper. There is a zip fastening and I added a press stud that comes in four bits and needs to be attached with the help if a plastic mould and a small hammer. (Great stress reliever).

After a bowl of soup I am off to my weekly sewing group then back to do a bit of work for tomorrow.
My other half has just walked through the door and said that the builder is not starting next Monday, which is actually a relief as it gives us more time to sort things out. So I shall be sticking around to blogg regularly for a while longer.
Take care and I shall be back tomorrow.


jo said...

Bag looks great, hope you do well in the competition.

picciolo said...

love the bag, and the fabric is gorgeous, you are just like me, I keep buying fabric in lots of colourways! I especially like how the pattern works on the purse.
: )

April said...

Hi, Love that bag - just my colour! Good luck with the competition (and the builders!!)

April x

Marmadaisy said...

I love that bag. I'm hoping to enter this month (for the first time) but am only 1/3 through the weekender bag so it may be next month. Godd luck .... :)

kawaii crafter said...

Your bag and coordinating pouch look great. Good Luck in the competition.


betharte said...

Beautiful! Beth

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