This time I chose the bag called in the book ‘Tweed and silk scarf purse’.
I’ve made my own pattern from the instructions in the book. The book does not have the full patterns. You get templates for the bag corner and the top bit, and then you need to build your back from that. I made my version a bit bigger. I like big bags, into which I can put loads of stuff.
To make the bag, I used fabric from a un-wanted coat and scraps left from another project.
The Original Bag
As the grey, felt a bit boring I’ve added some zigzag stitched on top to give it a bit of personality and to match the lining.
I also added a few pockets inside, the original bag does not have any.
Forgot how hard it is to sew slippery fabric, so the lining is not as great, but you cannot tell and it is inside, so as long as you do not look inside, you cannot tell.
Also, I don’t have a scarf that goes with the lining, so as I had enough fabric left to make a square sash, to use as scarf for my bag
As you can image, I will struggle to finish a project every day. So I will not rush like today (to many mistakes on my part , and not enough time in a day. I got to work and have a life as well, so I’ll take my time, but I will keep you up to date with where I am). I am aiming to do about 2-3 hours a day sewing + 30 minutes blogging (this might mean I am catching up with my blog reading and writing my blog posts). Will see how that works out for me! !!
Let me know what you think about my projects and I’m open to any advice you can give me.
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