A bag making afternoon
Ta dah! Finally I got round to making my little bag. I’ve been wanting to make this for so long now. The outer fabric is from a girls dress that I bought years ago in a charity shop with the intention of making this type of bag … finally I actually got round to making it ! The lining is from my polkadot stash!
I’m super happy with how it came out considering I had no pattern and was basically winging it !! However I did very much have the idea in my head based on a few bags I already have.
The main things I wanted were
1. a small bag
2. a long strap to wear across my shoulder
3. a slightly gathered front
I drew out a shape on a piece of paper and then just went for it. Obviously I have made several bags before so I knew (kind of) what I was doing.
It’s by no means perfect but I love it.
Next time I would use interfacing though as the fabric is very light.
I would also use a different strap as I am a little worried that the bag will eventually tear.
All I have to do now is decide what to add to the front?
Should it be a crocheted corsage?
A nice big button??
A homemade lace/button brooch?
Or should I just leave it plain?
What do you think?