So, I'd been meaning to try my hand at some handbag making, and amidst the Thanksgiving prepping, cooking and baking this past weekend, I was inspired!
I've had this perfect plaid remnant for years, from my grandmother's collection, but was ever so reluctant to use it...it's just too pretty! It's a poly-wool blend, with the nicest weave ever!
Throwing caution to the wind, I went to work, freehanding it based on tips I could remember from various bag/pouch tutorials
Here it is:
Obviously, it requires a bit of pressing still...but I've been carrying it around constantly since I made it so...no time!
I did some lovely corner seams...
Some fun, decorative stitching (as an experiment...)
and even covered some (decorative) buttons with the remnants of the green raw silk lining
Can't wait to make more!
I think next time I'll throw some interfacing in there, for greater stability and definition
Thanks for looking!