Monday, March 2, 2009

Swap Bag, I can finally show you!

Okay, So first of all this is the LOVELY, SPLENDID, Japanese Bag Pattern Book I used.
The ISBN is: 4-89396-930-7. I think it is called Coturier un sac, Or Designer handbags?Just a few of my fave pages. It comes with a pull out pattern sheet. If you've used Burda magazine pattern pages before, using this is easy. A bit tricky for first timers. But there is lots of help on the net, i can send you a list of helpful sites, just email me.So here is the bag I made for Mandy in the Handbag/tote Swap. (Top left hand picture)Close up of Pleats and strap. Close up of pleats and zipper.
I used some vintage Polyester from my stash, I fused it to some heavyweight interfacing so it would have enough body. I used cotton fabric for the lining, sorry no pic.
It's the first time I've done pleats on a bag and I did have a bit of trouble with attaching the lining but overall I am happy with it.
I got the chance to hangout with some crafty friends today. I have some cards to finish off tonight. I'll hope fully have some more loveliness to show you tomorrow.


  1. How talented you are Mel!!! This bag is STUNNING mate! LOVE LOVE LOVE your shares :)
    And thanks so much for the clothing for the boys too honey - you are such a gem.
    Love and God's blessings to you,
    Lus x

  2. Beautiful bag!! The fabric is really cute :)


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