For some reason, I have been making a lot of bags for swaps, so I'll throw them all in here together, rather than making a post for each one.
Big Asian tote bag:
I had the coolest Asian print scarf, all in my favorite colors, with a nubbly texture, with little gold accents, just waiting for the perfect project, and I found it here. The black was an unfinished pair of organic linen pants that a friend gave me..I guess she got sick of them before she ever completed them!
The inside is this rough textured red, yellow and orange striped material. The clasp is a huge Chinese cinnabar bead, about 1 1/2 inches across, to give you some perspective!
I just winged the pattern to fit the dimensions of the scarf.
Mock suede Shasha dream bag:
The outside is brown mock suede, with this olive green embroidered mock suede that I cut up and re-composed for better effect. The inside is the same red, orange and yellow stuff in the Asian bag. I like it a lot.
The clasp is also another red Cinnabar bead, in a different shape, obviously. This one is only 1" long.
Pretty self evident. The inside is just plain orange, the same orange as the outside dots. I ended up having to handstitch around the pull end of the zipper, inside and out, cause I couldn't get my machine to do it smoothly. I think I did a good job, minus a little puckering, hardly visible.
Princess Bride rules!
An inside joke for Princess Bride fans.
Made with a basic Jordy style, lined with a pirate-y red and white stripe. Hand painted the Jolly Roger and lettering and then protected with a vinyl cover. I was so busy trying not to immortalize any lint or fluff from my sewing area that I accidently immortalized the wrinkles.
I also made a couple of simple little bags for a couple of my nieces:
Basic Jordy, with velveteen iron on images. Went over big!