Thursday, December 15, 2011

Other things to do...

Since my metal muse has taken a vacation (with no indication of return date), my trusty backup muse has stepped in. Yes my sewing side has returned. It's been some time since I spent time with her.....prob over a year or so now. 

So I was browsing the handmade bag section on Etsy and found a few lovely bags that inspired me to make myself a new bag. I am not in any way skilled at sewing. I'm very much beginner. I've always had a 'thing' for bags and my last one cost a pretty penny (I've expensive taste lol). So I decided to make myself one instead of buying one. It gives me something to work on, since I'm not at the bench. And since I have possibly thousands of dollars of fabric stashed away, I get to enjoy using some :)

This bag is what got me going:

I have even got myself some jute to do the handles like this one.

I've seen a couple of different styles using the jute as handles and I think it's great for making a quick tote. Sewing handles for a bag is not the most favourite part for me.

Mine of course will end up nothing like this haha...but I just wanted a nice tote for going to the post office and corner shops with, something not too serious, like the bag I already use.

Ugh this is all I can write for now....daughter is jumping all over the back of me and on my chair and I can't hear myself think....might be back with a finished bag next time...maybe.



SilverLinesJewelry said...

this is a lovely bag indeed Em!!
I too want to learn how to sew-even repaired my sewing machine a while ago..but it is an old one so it doesn't do much..
I hope you make it dear :)

littlecherryhill said...

Thanks Jenny, unfortunately within minutes of setting my machine up, it malfunctioned and won't work...sigh...I've hardly used the silly thing too...oh well :(