Handbags for me

Posted on 28 May 2009

These are the two handbags that I just had to keep for myself.

Groovy paisley bag

This one is made from some groovy paisley fabric that my Nana had cut out for a dress – with hot pink crimplene cuffs and collar – that wasn’t a happening thing, so sorry Nana I used it to test the pattern for this bag. I liked how it turned out, I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, but I like it!

The button on the tab closure is pink mother of pearl from Nana’s button box, possibly from her mother so is quite old.

Next is the royal blue crimplene, which sounds terrible but actually is a light fine textured fabric rather that the stiff boardy variety.

Little blue hand bag

I had wanted a bag this colour for a while so am pleased to finally have one.

This was a test pattern also,  the next one will be a little bigger with a longer flap and slightly more shaped. I have also done a smaller version for evening style bags that I used for Mum’s bag.

The inside is made from some vintage cotton, from a partly made little girls dress that my Mum was going to make for me but didn’t get around to before I grew too much! It makes me smile to see it inside my bag.

Inside bag


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