Added Feb 20, 2009
I’ve wanted a new handbag for ages – I’m a huge water fanatic, and I really wanted a bag that was just the right size to fit my waterbottle, purse, mobile, keys and sunscreen! The Estelle seemed just the right size :) I made this Estelle using the leftovers from shorts I made from the Ruby pattern (I’ll upload them soon!). It only took me an hour or so to make – very simple! I used a heavy cotton drill for the exterior, and quilter’s muslin I dyed using a concoction of tea and moccona coffee (yum!) I altered the straps slightly to make it appear as though they’re detachable (they’re not, of course). I thought this would suit the bag better when I was just using one solid colour. My machine decided that it was too tired to sew the heavy fabric in french seams like the creator intended, so the inside of the bag is a bit ratty. Next time I’ll use a sturdy fabric that’s a bit lighter so my machine can cope with the bulk of the French seams! I’m looking out for a magnetic clasp, so my things don’t fall out!
heavy green cotton drill; coffee-and-tea-dyed muslin; 4 buttons; matching thread; hopefully a magnetic clasp!
Much appreciation is extended to fashion1 for taking the time to upload this fabulous handbag!
Go far afield in wrap dresses, detailed jackets, and comfy separates for fall.
Meg's Magazine Mash Up 2014
Check out Meg's finished Mash Up project of her denim suit and see how you can sew along!
Fashion & Trends
Dress like your favorite heroine from Disney's Frozen.
This web seminar will teach you tricks to sewing and cutting silk successfully!
See one of the techniques you'll learn in November's Fabric Design course.
You must allow our "request for permission" request to login to Burdastyle with Facebook.