Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Finished bag and entry to Purse Week!

Here is my most recent bag!  It's a "convertible" bag that can be carried by the handle or folded over and worn on the shoulder or crossbody using the adjustable strap.  This was inspired by a manufactured bag I saw online. I can't seem to find it now otherwise I would link to it.




 

 
 
It was made with a very thin faux leather fabric.  Which I think I got for $4/m last year - wish I bought more!  I used this fusible fleece to give it a bit of body.  It was the first time I used the fleece on an exterior and I really liked it.  The brown trim is a faux suede.
 
Inside the bag, there is a zipper pocket one one side and  the other side has 2 slip pockets and 2 pen slips.
 
 
I spent a loooooong time trying to figure out how to do the triangular opening and handle.  Executing that part was also a bit of a challenge, but the rest of the bag was pretty simple.  I used a cardstock like paper to make the handles stiff and had to handcrank my machine when sewing that.  I also used a walking foot on my Kenmore machine which I think helps alot when sewing the multiple layers of fabric.
 
I made the bag over 3 weeks including drawing up the pattern so I'm glad it complete! I do like the end result but if I make it again would try to figure out a different way doing the triangle opening.  There are also other small things I would change like use D rings instead of rectangular rings and put a zipper pocket on the outside.
 
This bag will be my first entry to Purse Week at A Lemon Squeezy Home.  I have never taken part in anything like this, so am excited!  I am hoping to have another entry - a diaper bag which is my next project.  Not sure if I'll have time to complete it by the deadline - we'll see.


 Linking up with parties here

 

20 comments:

  1. Awesome bag!!! It looks so professionally made. Love the triangular opening on the flap. I look forward to seeing more of your creativity.

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    1. Thanks Pam.. I will definetly link my bags to your bag link party!

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  2. I've featured your Convertible purse today...
    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/09/threading-your-way-features_29.html

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  3. Okay, this is fabulous!! I will definitely have to try using faux leather.

    I love it!!

    Newest follower as well! Thanks for stopping by my page.

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  4. It turned out great. You have an awesome chance at winning!

    Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  5. I'm so glad that I'm following you! What a great purse, it really looks great. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome work:)

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  6. Oh wow, I love how the handles can fold over and be a little flap. It's so cute that way! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  7. I can't believe you actually made that! Fantastic job. Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back today.

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  8. This is an amazing bag, with impeccable material choice. Well done!

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  9. This is awesome! You did a great job. Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru Tuesday. I hope we see you again this week!

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