Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My First Handbag & Free Pattern

Have you ever been so anxious or intimidated by a project before?
Well, this was me this week!
Like I said here, patterns and handbags intimidate me.
I have always wanted to make a one, just been to scared to try.
I took a leap of faith this week and tried out this pattern.

I just want to say a big thanks to Sara over at Craft Snob
and Donna from Sewing Mends The Soul for this free pattern.

I was very pleased with this tutorial.
It was very easy to read, I had no problems
following the step-by-step instructions.
If you looking for handbag pattern,  I highly recommend doing this one!
You will be very pleased with the results. I know I was.

Take a look at my

I absolutely love my new bag!

**Fabric from Hancock Fabrics--$2.50 yd
no joke this fabric was on CLEARANCE!**

**I found coordinating fabric to match the inside and top band
also on CLEARANCE for $2.50**

**Bought 2 yards of interfacing at Hobby Lobby for $1.99 yd**

With the help of my MIL we made this amazing handbag.
So many people have told me that it looks like a Vera Bradley.

What do you all think??

**If you do decide to give this a try please let me know.
I would love to see & feature your creation! **

I'm linking up here!!

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  1. Looks great! I'm still too chicken to try my hand at sewing. Maybe someday!

  2. That fabric is absolutely amazing!! You did a great job with it! I like making purses because you can customize it to your needs. I like to add a pocket the exact size of my cell phone and another long one for pens. What are you going to make next??

  3. It turned out so good!!! Love the fabric you chose! :)

  4. I LOVE it! You did a fabulous job! What's next on your project list?

  5. Amazing! You did a great job. I can't believe this is your first bag. You should be so proud :)

  6. Wowza! Your bag is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

  7. looks great... dont forget to link it up to my linky party at the end of my post today1

  8. So pretty..thanks for the free pattern!!

  9. well done! The fabric is gorgeous! Thanks for the link, I may just make one myself too!


  10. You ladies can make this bag easy peasy! I designed this pattern when I first started teaching myself how to sew three years ago!!! I am so happy to know that so many of you like it!


  11. I adore this bag. I am a newbie sewer who hasn't gotten past sewing straight lines yet but I would love to give this a try. Yours turned out beautifully and the fabric you picked out is lovely!

  12. LOVVEE this! It really DOES look like a Vera Bradley! You did an awesome job! :) Have a great weekend!:)
    Homemaker in Heels

  13. You are a sewing machine! I agree with Crystal, it does look like Vera Bradley :)

  14. Saw you over on The Elephant Trunk and I'm in love with your new bag!!!... So much I'm inspired to "steal" i mean Borrow my sisters sewing machine and get to work! Thankyou for sharing and for this being your first bag I give you major Props because its AWESOME!!!
    I'm Caity btw from Teachingsfromlilslugabug.blogspot.com

  15. So cute! I used those exact two same fabrics to make my sister-in-law a purse not long ago!! :)

  16. This is gorgeous! I love it1 unfortunately I can't sew. I would love to have one of these!!!

  17. You did an awesome job! That purse is SO cute! Thanks for the comment you left on my blog. Off to check out what else you've made. :)

  18. Very cute! I will check out the pattern for this. I made a bag last night, but I think I still need some extra pointers!

  19. Just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this over at Clean and Scentsible. You did such a fantastic job! Thanks again for linking up to The Creative Crate. Hope to see you again on Tuesday night!
    Jenn :)

  20. jealous! wish i was awesome enough at sewing to make a bag :)

  21. I love the purse with flowers on it.


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