Tuesday, September 16, 2008

NSM - Project #10

I finally found a little bit of time to sew. It took me two days to do this bag, but only because I'm slow.

Look at this fabric. I found a remnant at WM and had to buy it. I had a leather purse like this once upon a time.
Here's my new bag. It's a big one. Perfect for shop hopping or taking along a project to work on while away from home.This has three outside pockets and two inside pockets (one with a zipper). I used Kwik Sew 3545 for my pattern. I added the two inside pockets and chose not to contrast the handles.

This fabric wouldn't slide under my presser foot so I ended up using a little bit of embroidery stabilizer and sewed through it. It tore right off and worked great to get the foot to slide.

8 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

I love that fabric. It has a wonderful baroque feel to it! I can not wait to see what you do with that. Great job on the tote. I am thinking about doing a Vera Bradley type tote for work stuff.

plain*worker*primitives said...

Stopping by to say 'hey' Love that bag! I also like your thankful thursdays I might have to join you on that...there is so much to be thankful for!

xo
melissa

Mama Koch said...

I think I still have a leather bag with that print.
I'm ready to make me a new bag, but haven't gotten there yet.

SchnauzerMom said...

I love that material, it reminds me of stamped leather too. The bag is very pretty. I love tote bags and purses.

Danetta said...

My granny had a leather purse and billfold that looked like that.

You sure have been busy lately.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

#10, my oh my! I wish I could find more time....love the bag, nice and roomy!

Beemoosie said...

Hey there!! I love your bag!! Hope all is well with you!!

Bonnie

Annie said...

Love big bags and the leering "she's a shoplifter" looks they get from sales clerks.