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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

I made a bag!

I made a bag!
Guys, I'm pretty proud of this.

The black plastic-y leather looking fabric I used was an off-cut in the bargain bin at The Range.
I've previous used it to make a camera case and a bow necklace.
The lace on top is an old net curtain and I got the idea to add that from a re-style on Studs and Pearls.

I was able to sew this fabric using the sewing machine which was a relief otherwise my plans for the bag would have been ruined.

I also added some velvet ribbon round the edge of the flap because I thought it already has leather and lace, why not add another trend!

The strap is a detachable strap from another bag which I can clip on and off the metal rings which are from some old key rings.

I think my favourite part of the whole bag is the lining.
Firstly because I actually managed to sew lining, and second because it's pink and stripy.
The fabric is from an old pillow case but I'm not sure whose because I don't recognise it as one of ours... 

The bag fits everything I regularly carry!
My diary (yep, I kick it old school with a paper planner, rather than using the calendar on my phone), my purse, my glasses, my phone and I made sure to sew a little pocket onto the lining for my keys because otherwise I'll lose them at the bottom of the bag.

For the closure on the bag I've used self-adhesive magnet strips.
They're not that strong so I'll see how they go. They're not strongly stuck on so I can always change them for something else.
I just didn't want something that I had to sew onto the bag which might pull and rip the fabric.

I've used it a few times and it hasn't fallen apart yet, so it's going well!


  1. Oh, wow! You should be proud of that bag! It looks fantastic. I love how you lined it and even included a pocket. :)

  2. That bag is beautiful! Great job!


  3. This is amazing, it looks so professional! Must be areal pleasure to carry this round knowing you made it.

    Let me know how you go with those perler beads!


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