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.
{{squeeel}}


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!!

Visit thecsiproject.com



22 comments:

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

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  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??

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    love~mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  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!

    Hugs!
    Donna
    www.sewingmendsthesoul.etsy.com

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  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!

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

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

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  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

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

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

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  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. :)

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  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!

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  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 :)

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

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  21. I love the purse with flowers on it.

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