January 10, 2008

Putting it to use

Handbag
Fabric from my ever-growing stash, that is. Last night was Project Runway which means that it is also project night in my house. It's kind of geeky, but I love the idea of picking a new project and pushing myself to complete it in a single evening with the TV on in the background. So, every Wednesday for the rest of the season I intend to complete an entirely new project.

In the spirit of Tory's selfish crafting month mandate I made myself a new winter bag. I've had this Amy Butler fabric around for a while and the colors finally seemed to fit my mood (plus it was on the top of a pile) so I put it to use. I used the Pleated Beauty Bag pattern in Bend the Rules Sewing and it went together pretty quickly. I didn't have any rigid interfacing, so I used four layers of Pellon 40. It's still a little saggy, next time I'll use something stiffer.

inside
Remember this fabric? Perfect for a lining, don't you think? My only complaint about this bag is that it is gigantic. Much bigger than I expected. Strange, because I made a Charming Handbag last summer and it was much smaller than I expected. Maybe the next one will be just right.

2 comments:

Lisa said...

I love that you're making something each night with Project Runway. Every time I watch I always think to myself that I should be making something instead of watching other people make something. What other projects are you planning?

TheSteph said...

Holy Crap! You have awesome taste in fabric! I've made one of these bags with the same stuff! Wow!

Check it out on my blog.

:) Hello New Friend. :)