What I’m working on 8 (blog-a-day challenge day 19)

So very close – but not quite done yet. It’s probably not noticeable from the picture, but I still need to do a few minor things to finish the handbag – add some edge stitching, including closing a seam under the flap and add the hook-and-loop closure. Very, very happy with how this is turningContinue reading “What I’m working on 8 (blog-a-day challenge day 19)”

What I’m working on 6 (blog-a-day challenge, day 17)

Getting there with the swatch purse. Today I finished sewing the body of the handbag together and sewed the straps and flap to the body. Then I realized that the flap wasn’t laying right, so I added a filler piece to both the outside and liner and then reattached the flap. I’m still not 100%Continue reading “What I’m working on 6 (blog-a-day challenge, day 17)”

What I’m working on 5 (blog-a-day challenge, day 16)

Today I got back to working on the swatch purse. I sewed most of the body pieces of the purse together. I sewed sides first then the bottom. I cut 1/4″ square notches out at each corner to make the bottom easier to sew. Below, the liner portion is pictured to the left and theContinue reading “What I’m working on 5 (blog-a-day challenge, day 16)”

What I’m working on 3 (blog-a-day challenge, day 13)

Today was my third day of working at the fabric swatch handbag. First, I edge stitched the flap and worked on the inside pocket. I used a magenta thread for the stitching on both. The inside pocket is meant to hold a pad of paper and a few pens. In the picture below, I’ve leftContinue reading “What I’m working on 3 (blog-a-day challenge, day 13)”

What I’m working on 1 (blog-a-day challenge, day 11)

OK, I might be taking a slight chance with this but here goes. I’ve been developing an idea in my head for a purse made entirely of 8″ Spoonflower swatches. I think it’ll work, because I have made up a few handbag designs before, but I’m not 100% sure.  I will probably have to makeContinue reading “What I’m working on 1 (blog-a-day challenge, day 11)”