Added Dec 25, 2011
San Antonio, Uni...
This was an easy project to make, I made three handbags and a coin purse in one day. The most important thing is that you love what you do. I fell in love with sewing recently and I can’t seem to stop. I dream of sewing, fabric and gifts.
You can decide to you use a handbag that has no zipper for a “tote” look. Or you can add a zipper for a more practical use. I added a ribbon rose and attached it with a clothing pin and an old button from my military uniform. :). This bag is revirsible so I can match my clothing to the color of the print.
I did not use a pattern, I just made it up as I went along. I just made sure that the bag was deep enough for me.
I also added 2 pleats to the middle of both sides and inside the lining. A total of 8 pleats.
2 different prints of fabric, I bought 2 yards of each, but just 2 fat quarters will do. A sewing machine, thread, scissors, ribbon, button, zipper(your choice) and fusible interfacing(your choice)
I love prints on fabric, so I went for a very girly fabric that would be great for spring, but you can make this bag any time of the year, and change the fabric according to the season.
Take off with pleats, cut-outs, insets, and futuristic prints.
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