9.30.2011

My New Bag

So I've been using the same bag since my birthday in 2008, and finally this summer, I decided to make myself a new one. After hemming and hawing over fabrics and styles for a few months, I found some fabric I loved, and just decided to go for an image I had in my mind. I'm sure there are a million bags like it out there in the world that probably influenced my thinking, but this one came purely out of my own head, my own measurements based on what I wanted the bag to hold, and my own way of assembling it. I really, really love how it came out.


The piping detail


the interior fabric is kind of what prompted the whole thing--it's a dusty coralish color, and I LOVE it in real life. Pretty here in a picture, but 10 times better in real life.

During the process, there were several moments when I questioned myself (most especially when I was trying to turn the straps, made of 3 pieces of corduroy for durability, plus the piping on the edges, which was where the real trouble was...), but seriously, now that it's done, I just love this bag. When I make this style of bag again (notice the when, not if...) I'll put a pocket inside, but in the meantime, I'm just enjoying the simple beauty of this bag.



I made this bag back in July at a RS craft night, but I'm finally posting about it now because I've decided, last minute, to enter it into the Purse Week competition over at A Lemon Squeezy Home. I don't expect to win, but I do love my bag, so I'm happy to show it off a little bit. :) Wish me luck!

PS. I'm also linking up to AmyLouWho's Sew and Tell for fun. I'm so glad she's back!

12 comments:

*Aliese* said...

Way cute! I love the lining.

Heather said...

Love it! Great job on the design!

Kim said...

A cord purse is so awesome for fall! Great bag and the color combo is really nice :o)

gilian said...

I've seen this bag and can confirm it is adorable.

Katherine said...

That bag is wonderful! I'm really impressed you made it.

Rebecca said...

Love the piping detail!

Jess said...

I love this bag! Good luck in the contest!

pinksuedeshoe said...

How big is this? I love it. I have a project with piping that I've been putting off for weeks. You once again inspire me to try something hard :)

Tanya said...

I love your bag. It turned out great! I would love a tutorial:)

Simple Simon & Co said...

I love piping...and your bag is DARLING!

Emily said...

Love the piping, the corduroy, and the interior contrasting fabric.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Cute job. I've never done piping before- is it hard? Do you know of a good tutorial for it? Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.

Melanie
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