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



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

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

  2. I've featured your Convertible purse today...

  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.

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


  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:)


  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!

  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.

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

  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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