Monday, 30 September 2013

Building A Bag

I have started working on a bag. It's one I've had in mind for a while now, just haven't had the chance to start it. Purse Palooza started today and I'm hoping to get this bag done in time to enter it in the contest.

Things are a bit busy in our household, so I'm going to have to force myself to find the time to work on the bag.. to keep myself motivated I thought I would blog/instagram photos and share the bag taking shape..

The bag is actually inspired by a designer bag.  I'll share that inspiration bag when my bag is complete.

I selected my fabrics and hardware a few days ago.  I've had this green faux leather for a year now, and knew I wanted to use it for this particular bag.


I planned out my pattern  and created my pattern pieces..


Today I cut out my exterior and lining pieces..  I had to change my lining choices as I discovered I only had 1/2 yard of the my orginal choice above. 





I hoping to cut out my interfacing for the lining today and try and figure out if I need to stablize the faux leather or not.

I'm excited about the bag, there's a tiny bit of pleating, a hidden pocket and I'm using some new (to me) techinques.  And some awesome bag bling!

( and I apologize to my 4 Instagram followers for the repeats in photos! :)  )


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