Monday, 10 January 2011

A New Bag

Today the children were all at school (hooray & yippee), so I had a bit of time to do some serious sewing.  A couple of weeks ago I downloaded some patterns from Homespun Threads, who was kindly giving them away for free.  I particularly loved the pattern for the Maddie Handbag, and here is my version of it:
It has ties on the side to tighten the top, and a magnetic clasp to secure the top.
I did change the size of the bag slightly as I only had a fat quarter of the outer fabric, and the pattern called for 1/2 yard.  It was quite easy to change as the bag is made from rectangles of fabric, and by slightly changing the height of the bag, and skipping the pockets, I managed to fit it onto the FQ.  I love this floral fabric, its from Fabric Rehab, and better still I found it in their sale section!

I was also going to show a photo of a purse my daughter made from felt, but unfortunately she took it to school today to show her teacher and has left it there (isn't that always the way!) So I guess that will have to wait for another day to make its debut.


PS, Elisabeth (aka Lisanne) at Sewciety has started a new blog if anyone would like to say hello, you can find it here