Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I'm hooked!

Making bags is just too much fun. Maybe I like it so much because I really WON'T make clothes for myself, but it's a little something for me that is so practical {plus it only takes a day or less from start to finish, unlike my Super-Secret Birthday Project that I just want to shoot myself over, but I digress}. I just want to make one for every purpose. I had to empty out the first one I made {it had all my cross-stitching supplies in it} so I could take it to the library. When I was unloading my books to check-out, my mom looked incredulously at the bag and said, "How many books do you have IN THERE??" It was so funny. I felt like Mary Poppins & her magic carpet bag {ya know, where she unloads a rug and a lamp and many other things}! I checked out the book Making Handbags yesterday morning and by yesterday evening I had my fabric purchased & pattern photocopied. Here she is:

The bag itself and the appliques are felt. So easy to work with!! No fraying edges to worry about. My grey is darker than the one in the book, but it was all JoAnn's had. These are close-ups of the applique on the front & the lining, which I added, and my first magnetic closure:

I love the way the polka dot lining looks. And I can't believe how cheap all the fabric was! This bag probably only cost a few dollars to make. I have plenty of fabric left over to make several more. I think the best part will be coming up with some of my own designs to use on the front. I think a huge initial would be really neat or just a bunch of different sized circles. There were so many different colors of felt to choose from, the possibilities are endless! Now to start thinking about what to create next......

5 comments:

Jori said...

So my question for you Bec is how much hypothetically do you think you would charge for one of your creations?

Rebecca said...

I emailed you about this.....

Thanks for all your kind words too. There is nothing better than doing something for someone who really loves what you are doing. I love cooking for people who love food, you can just see the enjoyment all over their faces. And I will love making your bag too!!

Alicia said...

Yea I want to know the answer to Jori's question too, becuase you know how I love to be unique!!! ;0) Maybe a couple of orders for some christmas presents will be coming up as well! ;0)

Rebecca said...

Golly, I will have to think about this one!

Meredith said...

I *love* the polka dot lining! It's the little touch that makes the whole bag.