A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Fanatic Friends of Craftster now have the ability to disable ads on Craftster! Read more here.
Total Members: 302,342
Currently Running With Scissors:
587 Guests and 18 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Handbag w/ wooden bottom  (Read 2352 times)
Tags for this thread: wooden_purse  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
BagLady
« on: May 14, 2004 05:33:49 PM »

We went to a craft fair the other day, and were looking at all of the gazillion or so bags and came across quite a few like we have never seen before, and so I attempted to make one today..... I am so pleased with it, I just love the style and it's so functional  Cheesy

This is only my first one, so there is a lot of room for improvement, but it's definitely something I will be making more of and I wanted to show it off  Cheesy

http://img35.photobucket.com/albums/v106/BagLady/wb1.jpg

The bag has a piece of wood for the bottom - it's 11" long x 4" wide x 1" high. I measured the base of the bag around the wood, and when I finished sewing it all up pushed upholstery tacks through the bottom hem into the wood - and it's amazingly sturdy! I did the square bottom style for the liner - most of the ones we saw had the liner & the decorater fabric tacked into the wood, and you could see the wood on the inside of the bag as well, but I didn't really like that... so when you look in this bag, it's like any other bag (with no chance of anything slipping out between the tacks)  - and when you set it down, you have the wood as the base  Grin I totally LOVE it!

http://img35.photobucket.com/albums/v106/BagLady/wb2.jpg

Also the ones we saw were not stained - which looked fine, but I like the stained (or even painted) look and am thinking of either stenciling or burning "GracieTom" onto the bottom of the wood.
« Last Edit: April 10, 2011 07:53:56 AM by kaz814 - Reason: broken images - kaz814 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

GracieTom: Original Handbags, Totes & Accessories Galore | www.gracietom.com |

Affordable website design & logo development | www.lisettedesign.com |
thejordy
Offline Offline

Posts: 249
Joined: 02-Sep-2003

koala bears instead of cockroaches!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2004 05:36:28 PM »

thats really cute!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

www.sewingschool.org - Sewing is Fun!
------------------------------------------------------------
UPDATED Jordy Bag Pattern - Now with illustrations: www.jordynnmackenzie.com
Christie
Offline Offline

Posts: 76
Joined: 06-May-2004

"Smell the flowers while you can." U2


View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2004 08:23:09 PM »

Totally cute!!!  I love the idea of a wooden bottom.  Never even occurred to me to do that - d'oh!!!  Tongue
THIS ROCKS   Logged

http://www.chiquitasbonitas.com
Cool, Chic, Crochet Fashion
sfsf
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2004 07:17:08 PM »

and am thinking of either stenciling or burning "GracieTom" onto the bottom of the wood.

Very nice... I love the idea of either stenciling or burning your logo onto the bottom Smiley
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Gown Trends For Upcoming 2013 Award Show Season
Can You Wear White After Labor Day?
Nicole Richie Makes a Turtleneck Dress Look Sexy
Top Sweater Styles For Fall
The TV Wardrobes We Want to Raid This Fall
Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: A Pod of Narwhals
Hey, it's summer. Go outside!
Meatless Monday: Chia Pudding

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2015, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.