Jul 01 2007

Charming Handbag

Published by at 9:50 pm under amy's head,crafty,daily,photos

Wednesday, I took the kids to Barnes and Noble where they got a disney princess book, and a book about ambulances (i’ll let you guess which one goes to whom…) and I got…

bend the rules sewing

Bend the Rules Sewing, by Amy Karol – of angry chicken fame.

Thursday I pored over the book and decided to make nearly all the patterns therein… But mostly, I wanted to make “Charming Handbag.” Next in line is the scalloped baby blanket and a ton of bibs.

Friday I stopped at the fabric store and picked out the lining for my handbag. I knew what I wanted for the bag itself, but I was fairly nervous about picking out a complimentary fabric for the lining. I am pretty pleased with my selection – I think it turned out very well!

charming handbag - bend the rules sewing

charming handbag - bend the rules sewing

charming handbag - bend the rules sewing

I knew that if I were to actually USE this bag, I would need a pocket on the outside for my keys and my phone, so I made my own bias tape (instructions are in the book!) out of the lining fabric and edged the pocket with it.

My only issue is the straps – I am going to redo them with some sort of lining inside and wider, as they are a bit flimsy and I want them a lot sturdier – but I am pretty proud of myself.

Isn’t it pretty?

I found the most precious fabric ever for the scalloped baby blanket. I love it so much, that I must confess I decided, “screw babies! I’m going to make this for my own girlie!” and bought 4 yards. I can’t wait til I finish it and show you.

-amy is not to be operated under the influence of alcohol

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “Charming Handbag”

  1. annaon 01 Jul 2007 at 11:12 pm

    It really is charming. Your fabrics are great. How funny that I have a post about bags ready for tomorrow.

  2. Tamaraon 04 Jul 2007 at 11:45 am

    Oh Amy I LOVE this purse!! Way to cute :)