Tuesday, 20 January 2015

A Handbag Bag

Afternoon Everyone,

Still not got back into actually doing anything crafty so I'm sharing yet another item made before Christmas which I didn't get round to posting in December.
This was made for my niece Louise using the fabulous fabric bought at the Hobbycraft Show in Glasgow in October. I thought the handbag print would appeal to her ... to an oldie like me it seemed young and trendy :)

The shape is simple - a tote with a divided pocket on the front trimmed with black bias binding and extra wide cream ric rac.
I added a layer of wadding (batting) between the fabric and the cream lining to make the bag sturdier. The straps were made from a webbing also bought at the show.

The instructions for the bag were taken from Half Yard Heaven by Debbie Shore.

Materials used:

Printed fabric
Cream cotton for lining
Black bias binding
Wide cream ric rac
Webbing for straps
Matching sewing thread
Sewing machine

The finished bag measures approximately 16" x 14".

With some of the leftover fabric I made a matching mobile phone case ... much too large!

It was all guess work so I'll know to make the next one a lot smaller.

Another brief post from me. Hope you don't mind me sharing stuff I made last month but didn't have time to post until now.

Wishing you all well.

Happy Crafting,


Lynn said...

Hello Elizabeth, thank you for the kind words on my blog. I have now found you, and you have such a wonderful blog. Love the bag! And such beautiful cards. I will hit the 'follow' button. Bye for now, Lynn x

Patricia said...

Good evening Elizabeth, thank you for your vist, much appreciated.
I just LOVE that wonderful bag. Bet it is loved and treasured.

Patriica x

Rita said...

Fabulous bag Elizabeth. Another thing we have in common. I too am addicted to Debbie Shore and have all four of her books. Hope you are picking up now. Hugs Rita xxx

Patricia said...

Good evening Elizabeth, thank you for your visit, much appreciated.
I just LOVE your beautiful bag. I will be loved and treasured.

Patricia x

Anne said...

A lovely bag Elizabeth. x

Sandra H said...

Hi Elizabeth, Your bag is stunning and the material is gorgeous!! hope your resting and once your fit again it will be lovely seeing your remarkable makes don't rush into it when your ready take care sending lots of love xx

Marie-Louise said...

These are marvellous Elizabeth. I am sure Louise was thrilled with them.

Jackie said...

Doesn't matter when you made it Elizabeth, you just take care of yourself and make sure you recover fully before you do much.
What a beautiful bag and I am sure you are right about it being trendy :o)
Jackie xx

Hettie said...

This is lovely Elizabeth. I would like one like that so I am sure your niece loved it too.
I am like you with lots I did not get round to share before Christmas so why not!!

Jacee said...

What a wonderful bag Elizabeth, so handy for so many different things, I'd be really proud to walk around with it on my arm, lovely work!
hugs Jacee
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Sue said...

What a gorgeous bag Elizabeth it's really pretty! I would love one for my wool ..hope your keeping well lots of huggles Sue xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love the hand bag fabric on your bag! I used to have a refrigerator magnet in the shape of a refrigerator. I like that weird synchronicity or whatever you want to call it.

Karen said...

I am very jealous! I'm hoping to get to my sewing machine once again. I planned to last year but have found I can't manage more than one craft at the moment. Lovely tote bag I hope she will treasure it Karen xx