Friday, October 3, 2014

Making it up as I go

I have had it in my head to make a cute tote for my store. Sadly the handles I bought were way too small. (Does everyone else have trouble judging size by measurements alone?) So I pondered. And I thought. And I even threw in some mulling for good measure!

DSC02394DSC02395 And this is what I came up with. It has a combo of machine and hand sewing because I knew how I wanted it to end up but wasn’t completely sure of the method.I find with hand sewing you can pretty much make anything you can think of. It ended up approximately 5.5” x 9.5” so a fun little size.

I attached the metal zipper and the handles by hand. You can see the stitching on the inside but I just think that is the nature of the beast. I also added a cute little squirrel zipper pull I bought ages ago.



I am pretty proud of myself for coming up with this pattern. I have a second pair of “too small” handles so maybe I will get to make a second one soon :)

1 comment:

  1. I think that it is just adorable! The purse size and the patchwork work so well together.


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