Thursday, August 18, 2022

Handmade Handbag


I've been contemplating making myself a purse since I saw this cute fabric.  I did not have a pattern.  I decided what size bag I wanted and cut 2 of the main fabric, 2 of the lining fabric, and two interfacing that I ironed on the lining fabric, and 2 top trim pieces. I cut fabric for the D-ring loops, straps, and pockets as well.

It has 2 inside pockets and 2 outside pockets, one with a zipper.  The zipper really worried me.  I had tried to make a couple of zipper pencil pouches, and only one of them turned out well.  But I'm pretty pleased with how these turned out! You can't see the main zipper because it is hidden by the trim.

The strap is connected with two longish straps (like a crossbody) connected to D rings which are attached to the bag with loops.

I couldn't have made this wihout help from two Youtubers! Smarmyclothes and A Fate so Twisted.

But even with their help, it wasn't easy.  I made good use of my seam ripper while working on this bag, and I already know what I will do differently on my next one.  It was fun making this bag, and I especially love that I saved money because making one is certainly cheaper than buying one.
If I can do it, you can do it!

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And have a great weekend!


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