Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hooked on Fridays - My First Handbag

Today I overcame a fear of mine: I sewed my very first handbag! I'm not quite sure why, but I've always found them sort of intimidating. Maybe it's the fact that they have linings, or pleats, or handles? I'm not too sure! I mean, I've done quite a bit of sewing in my lifetime and some projects were way more complicated than this one! I enjoyed doing this so much I'm hooked! I have grand plans to sew many more. I'll probably even venture over to a different pattern!

Here's the one I made today. (It only took me a day!)



The fabric is a neat blue and brown cotton. (I'll be taking another photo in the proper lighting by the way, that shows the correct colours!)

ETA: A picture showing the correct colours!

Okay, that's all for me, I've gotta get started on my next one!
Now, go see what everyone else is hooked on over at Hooked On Houses.

9 comments:

Carrie said...

I love the bag. I have a similar one on my list to do, just have to find the right fabric. Love the brown.

imjacobsmom said...

I'm impressed! ~ Robyn

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

You MADE that?! WOW. I am so impressed. I love the fabric you used, too.

Gray Matters said...

I love the style of the bag - I could use it for diapers and still look stylish! I haven't attempted to sew a bag yet - still very much a beginner.

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

What a great style...good job! I wish I could sew!

maya | springtree road said...

that's fabulous! you should be proud.

Gayle said...

How pretty! That is beautiful fabric.

Ms. Tee said...

The fabric is very pretty & you did a good job! I'm still working on sewing straight lines. ;)

MegExpressions said...

I love what you have done with the pleats! I am working on a new bag for my biz www.megexpressions.com that I want to use pleats in....this will help! have fun with your bag!