I finally took some pictures of projects I've been working on, so I thought I'd share them. I'm new to sewing -- had a sewing machine for years, but it wasn't until I found craftster that I was inspired to use it!
Below are photos of some bags and purses that I've made...each one has at least one big "oops!" that I discovered after I made it, but I guess that's how I'll learn.
my first creation! I made it out of an old women's blazer that I bought at a thrift store. It is made from the front pockets...they are off center, oops!
no strap (because I cut it off for another bag.) Just a little pouch, kinda floppy -- this was before I discovered interfacing
This one has interfacing, but is kind of messy. I made it out of a wool dress and the lining from a blazer.
This one is from a pretty pink fabric that I just couldn't resist at JoAnn fabrics. My first attempt at a jordy with a flap...I cut the flap too small...oops! The inside is lined with grey wool (even though it looks black in the photo) from an old skirt.
For this one I cut up a huge wool coat that I found (yet again) at a thrift store. I used the lining of the coat to line the bag. Black grosgrain ribbon for the straps. My first attempt at a tote bag; I put the straps on wrong (they were crossing the opening of the bag...can't really explain it, but it was a big OOPS!) so I had to cut them and sew them together again...ah, live and learn.
This is probably my favorite so far..just a simple tote bag. In my rush to finish it, so I could show it off, I sewed on one of the straps backwards. Oops!!!
Padded little bag for fragile things...I just used polyfill to stuff it.
Anyway, sorry for the super long post! Just wanted to share my creations!