Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I had a birthday present to make for my sister-in-law this week, and knowing how much she loves bags, I reached for my copy of Bags: the Modern Classics by Sue Kim. When I saw the pattern for the Sweet Annemarie Bag, I knew I had found it. It's a small crossbody purse, perfect for a person on the go like my sister-in-law.
I used a few Denyse Scmidt prints for the purse and lining, adding a applique flower to the front of the purse from a print by Liz Scott for her Power Pop collection. To go inside the purse, I made a small zipper pouch with a little of my treasured Melody Miller stash, lining it with a bit more coordinating Denyse Scmidt. I love those transistor radios!
This was such a fun set to make. It feels great to know that I can do things like this now -- bags, zippers, magnetic snaps. There are so many projects that I skipped in the past because I was afraid of dealing with the hardware issues. I've learned that it's far better to take a deep breath and give it a shot. Nine times out of ten, it's nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be.
I've got a list of other projects for the week that seems to be getting longer by the minute. Hopefully I can make some progress on it tomorrow. Linking up to Fabric Tuesday & Work In Progress Wednesday.
Posted by Heidi Staples at 6:28 PM
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What a cute little bag and purse! Great gift idea :)ReplyDelete
Such a cute bag and a thoughtful present! I like the appliqued flower very much!ReplyDelete
so cute and isn't it great learning new skills?? I did this with something I made recently too! xReplyDelete
Gorgeous bags! I was the same with the avoidance of bags with hardware, which I am getting over with a bag challenge.ReplyDelete
I'm sure she will love them!ReplyDelete
Cute! what a great birthday present!!!ReplyDelete
Lovely set. The bag is wonderful. I bet she will love them.ReplyDelete
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It's great that you are so confident with your sewing skills now. Great job. I am also sending you a Liebster Award for your lovely blog. You can receive it here...http://findingfifth.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/five-blogs-that-inspire-me.html. Keep up the inspiring work.ReplyDelete