Thursday, March 11, 2010

Handmade Handbag

My quilting bee friends decided that they wanted to make handbags on Tuesday.  I decided to take a day off from the gym and join them.  Of course, I wanted to use fabric in my stash and grabbed a few pieces that I thought would be big enough before dashing out the door for the meeting.

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It seems I needed three or four co-coordinating fabrics, so my only choice was the blue and white china print and blues.

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Although I’d hoped to use a tea theme print, I do like these fabrics.

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We sewed all day, but my bag was still not finished.  I was determined to use it the next day when I visited Holly Cottage Tea Room in Newnan, so I continued the project after dinner and completed the bag before 10:30 pm.  Whew!

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The tie details at the sides are cute and I like having the pocket on the front for my cell phone.  The straps are long enough to carry the purse over my shoulder.

P3101199 The inside of the bag has lots of pockets, which you can customize according to what you like to carry.  I’m looking forward to seeing the bags created by my quilting buddies.  There were so many pretty fabrics and color combinations.  Black, white and red – pink and brown paisley with pale green, tulip prints, country prints and more.

The only drawback is that now I want to create another bag (slightly larger) using tropical prints to carry on my upcoming cruise.

It could be fun to make a handbag to match a favorite outfit,  for a special holiday, event or one for each season.  My sewing friends have really started something!    

9 comments:

Southern Touch Catering said...

How great is this bag! I can't wait to see the next one. Good Job!!!

Marlena said...

Lovely fabrics, great purse, good for you!

Rosemary said...

Wow! Beautiful bag. Very pretty, and very functional.
Nancy

Angela McRae said...

As someone who was privileged to see this bag "in person," I can attest that it is gorgeous!!!

Susan said...

Your china fabric is lovely !
Terrific tote!

PeggyR said...

Oh that is such a pretty bag! You did a great job on it!

Marilyn said...

Love the bag and your choice of fabrics.

Country Cottage Chic said...

It's a fabulous bag & you used lovely fabrics - great job!!

Jayne

Clara said...

What a beautiful bag! And perfect choise of colors. I do like it. So... hurry up! Let's see the nextx one!!!
Hugs from Sicily, Clara.

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