beauty handbag

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Here's my first project from one of my newer craft books, Bend the Rules Sewing. This bag didn't turn out quite as well as I hoped it would. I used some really cheap fabric that was a thick screen printed canvas type material. Turns out it was way too thick for this project and was not ironable, so my handles are all wonky and the bag was too thick around the pleats to top stitch. To top it off I sewed the pocket inside upside down. Ugh!

To say I was a bit disappointed with the results is an understatement! I really wanted this project to turn out well because I love the fabric combo I picked out.

Next time I might try making the bag scaled down in a smaller size and with a thinner material for the main part of the bag to avoid the thick seems. I really like the overall design and versatility of this bag.


  1. I can't wait to see the quilt that goes with it. You've been really busy learning the stitching and all that. Looks like you've had fun!

  2. I found your blog via flickr. I purchased the book but have yet to try this bag. I dont know what I am waiting for, LOL.. I think yours came out lovely and the fabric combo is very nice.

  3. I love the color combo, what a bummer about the fabric being too thick! I'm definitely going to make another one of these in a smaller size too.

  4. Too bad the fabric is too thick. I think it looks fabulous! You chose very nice colors. I need to get this book soon.

  5. Yes, the bag looks great from here! What is that pink fabric? You said it was too thick, but visually it's terrific! I haven't seen it before.


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