I'm running behind on my blogging so this morning I was up supper early, 4 am, to get some house work done and then sit and do some posting to my blog, so here I go with my first, the Phoebe Bag.
I love this fabric because it's double sided. Flowers on one side and checked on the reverse so I used half on each side.
I added some beads to the closure to match in with the fabric and hand stitched around the tab closure.
The pattern has a plain handle, I added square metal rings to mine this time. I've made a few of these in the past. One had a flower applique, another was a patchwork denim, then a patchwork upholstery fabric one, a plain pleather one and now this one. I've even enlarged the pattern to make a bigger bag and thought that size worked better but this one is the original size.
Sorry about the quality of the photos on this next one. I made these bags in the day when I didn't have a decent camera. The applique one I just went and took a photo of now so it's a bit better only it's still dark outside so no natural light.
Ok, one last photo to show you the back view.
The Phoebe bag pattern is a free download that you can find HERE.
My stomach is rumbling now so I'm off to have some breakfast and then see if I can post some more.
~ Maria ~