Monday, July 6, 2009

this week we're taking it up a notch...

summer sewing spectacular project #3: an adorable little bag
a little more challenging than last week's... but i know you can do it!

craftacular tuesdays is so great. each week it gives me the chance to hang out with a diverse group of ladies AND gentlemen. it also forces me to try a new project and challenge myself each week. some weeks, i will admit, i may not give it 100% and the project doesn't turn out as i'd like. and yes, some weeks are better than others, but it's always something different and equally fun! last week's project was a hit! 15 people of all ages and skill levels came out to tackle sewing his/her own reusable sandwich wrapper!

since we're doing our summer sewing series, this week i thought we'd tackle a bag. it's a really simple pattern with a total of 3 pieces: a lining, outer fabric and braided handle. i fashioned it out of vintage fabric (of course!) and then added a fabric flower at the end to jazz mine up a but. we will be focusing more on the construction of the bag, but i had time to jazz mine up a bit with a vintage flower made out of the bag scraps. the options are endless as to the adornments you could add to give your purse more personality! this is the part where you can let your creativity run wild. and don't say you don't have any, i don't buy it.

it's hard to get a good visual of size in the image above, however i made it small. the actual purse pouch measures a little larger than 4x6 and a dainty ribbon (i used vintage lace. i'm in love vintage lace.) closure ties at the top to keep all your items tucked safely inside. this is the perfect size for just an evening with just a few necessities.

i know say this without it ever coming to fruition, but i am really hoping to get a tutorial together for this project. i took all the step by step pictures while i was putting the bag together AND they are already uploaded to my computer so here's hoping it will happen!

as always, craftacular tuesday is from 6:30-8:30. BYOB. 5 bucks*. i supply everything you need to make something super sweet!

looking forward to an evening with friends!


*just had to mention that we are doing an amazing craft that my friend torrey told me about in a couple of weeks... her friend did it at a craft night in NYC... it was $65 for the class and $25 for supplies. i was floored! don't worry, you will never find those kind of prices at anomaly!

1 comment:

Torrey said...

SHOUT OUT! I'm FAMOUS. I love you.