Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Bend The Rules Sewing Chic Handbag

Good morning all. I've been up since 3 this morning, unable to sleep. So I thought, what better time than now to finish this bag that's been troubling me. Now, I've made handbags before, plenty actually, but this one gave me fits. I couldn't figure out, what turned out to be an even simpler step than I first thought it was. Wait, let me back up. I am in the Bend The Rules Sewing Chic Handbag Swap. You can click on the link to learn more about it. Anyway, as always, I like to try a pattern first before I use it to make something for someone else. So, this is the bag I've been working on. There was a step to the bag making I just couldn't figure out (glad I wasn't the only one though or I would've felt real crazy), but Adrienne ( the swap hostess) explained it to me (thanks Adrienne), and this is the end result.
I would have liked the straps to be longer, but I just wanted to be done with this bag so I can move on to making one for my swap partner. Luckily straps are threaded through the casing only and not sewn to the bag itself. So I can just take it out later and make a longer strap.
As you can see I put a pocket on the inside and magnetic snap closures. I also added a little key holder strap. I'm always searching for my keys no matter how small a bag may be. Whew, now I must go wake the children and get ready for work. Have a blessed day!


Missy said...

Cute bag. I love the fabric! What a neat way to do a handle.

It's usually the easy things that make my head spin. I guess I must not think like a "normal" person...LOL!

Adrienne said...

Looks great, glad I could help! I will be stealing your idea for the key holder, too. I can't wait to see what you come up with for the swap.

My Army Brats and Me said...

Love ya girl!

Dragon's Dolphin said...

Oh Carlotta I wish I’d known about this swap. I’d have loved to be in that one! Just too many blogs to go through to find all the ones I like at one time I guess! The handbag is cute though. Love the added pocket too.

Kris said...

That handbag turned out great!