A friend sent me a link to http://diybaglover.blogspot.com/ which is an awesome collection of various bag tutorials. I really want to do them all but started with the owl purse. This is my first bag so I am pretty impressed with how well it came out.
Oh! I call it my Coraline owl purse because of the buttons I used for the eyes. It just reminds me of the very strange movie Coraline!
The tutorial called for ribbon to run up the handle... but I was out!! Ribbon and I don't always see eye to eye either...especially when I am trying to sew it in a straight line. so found some cute buttons and accented the strap where it attaches to the backside of the purse.
the original tutorial also didn't have pockets inside...not a huge deal but I can never find my phone if its just running around loose. So I added two pockets to the inside where the gusset was sewn in, would have added another on the lining but because I just used muslin I wasn't sure that it could stand up to a pocket there.
The tutorial was nice and easy to follow even though I did end up doing things my own way the bag still came out pretty close to her original.
sorry for the photos my phone is my only camera for now...until I can talk the husband into a real camera...
C & C welcome and Thanks for looking!