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Topic: FIVE bags for my first "line" of purses!  (Read 3839 times)
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« on: September 18, 2008 01:20:43 PM »

Ok mods, please let me know if I'm breaking any rules here. These bags are just the beginning of my first line of handmade purses. All the bags are themed around the city of London (not really the fabric or anything, more the names and style). I have never been to London but I did a lot of research on the internet so I hope everything is right!

Here are some pics from the "photoshoot"! (A friend from work with a really nice camera came over to take pictures with me  Cheesy) We basically galavanted around the city until we found this cool abandoned looking factory (actually called The Factory) and an old Gothic style church to take pictures at. Now for the bags!

The Greenwich Oversized Tote - This bag was designed just to be a large hobo bag, good for carrying all sorts of items. My true desire is for it to be used with the matching insulated lunchbag for picnics and other summertime activities that may require frolicking in the countryside. Made with Amy Butler's Wallflower in Cherry, oatmeal colored linen and chocolate brown vinyl for the strap.







The Paddington Travel Bag - Perfect size to hold all the necessities on a weekend trip. I love houndstooth! The lining is pink with black polka dots! The bottom and straps are regular black canvas and the straps are filled with 5mm cording. There are 3 open pockets on the outside and a zipper pocket inside. I also added piping on the sides.









The Soho Handbag - I think this is a funky little handbag to carry around town. I just discovered purse handles! It really cuts a lot of time out of bag making! Both the exterior and lining are home dec canvas. I love the green paisley, the lining is just a plain matching green. There are two pockets on the inside for cell phone and keys too.







The West End Clutch - Ok I guess this is my name for any clutch, because these aren't the same style at all. The orange one is microsuede and I was trying a new gathering technique I read about in a book. The lining is gold dupioni silk and it closes with a magnetic snap. Fits perfectly in the hand, I love the size.





This herringbone fabric has a slight stretch and there are flecks of glitter in the fabric. The inside is black canvas and so is the decorative ruffle. I love the rhinestone button! The flap closes with a magnetic snap and it is slightly larger than the orange clutch. I couldn't resist making a matching hat for myself. The hat is Simplicity 2850.





Please let me know what you think everyone! Comments and constructive criticism are greatly appreciated.  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2008 01:31:38 PM »

Love them, and love the London theme. ;] The orange clutch is my favorite; I love the detail! Very nice.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2008 01:33:05 PM »

Nice work!
Love them, and love the London theme. ;] The orange clutch is my favorite; I love the detail! Very nice.
I completely agree.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2008 03:27:17 PM »

I love the Greenwich Oversized Bag!  The size/style are perfect.  Amazing job on all of them, I will be checking out your shop! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2008 04:00:36 PM »

ohh i LOVE them! so much! great bags lady!
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2008 04:08:02 PM »

These look really nice!  I don't think I can pick a favorite, but I love the ruffle on the grey clutch.
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2008 04:35:20 PM »

whoaaaaaa!!!!! SO MANYY AWESOME BAGS AND I WANT THEM ALL.
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2008 06:38:49 PM »

Oh my goodness! I love them all, but the clutches are my fav...or the weekend bag?  Well , you did great! and Best of luck to you in your endeavors!

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2008 07:13:10 PM »

They are all so great!  Especially the clutches! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2008 07:49:56 PM »

Love the first bag.
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