|The backside of my bag, Under the lace is a zipper!|
|Two large inner pockets. One tyes and the backside is the main pockets.|
|Opened bag of my own design!|
|few loose threads still but it is what it is! and I am PROUD|
|Love this color of coral!|
I began sewing when I was 8. I use to love making bags and did so for a long time until a Saturday market in 2008 went wrong and I didn't make profit so from that point on I stopped making bags to sell because I spent a lot of money on the fabrics and ended with nothing gained but a long wet ride home and a lot of doubt in my purse making abilities. I make bags for myself but not for sale anymore. However, this pattern that I have made for myself for the sole purpose of Purse Polooza..I think I may dabble a little and see what I can do. If I have takers then maybe i'll make a few!.
Back in 2009 I didn't know what interfacing was and had no idea that to make a fabric stiff you didn't just use starch! had I known that back then i'd probubly be making bags and not working a full time job! :)
Interfacing now adays is my best friend! I use it in almost all my projects I do and have loads of it on hand in my stash for moments of sewing desire.
This purse I had sewn up over the weekend has a light interfacing because I felt I wanted the bag to be more organic feeling and less "bulky" I also didn't want to add too much weight to the fabric. I have a past right shoulder injury and at times my kneck and shoulder flare and having a heavy purse is no good. I used a light fusible interfacing for this bag. I interfaced all exterior and pocket peices to add a little structure.
Because I used a lighter interfacing the bag is very lightweight and perfect for a "Grab and go" all the time bag. I have larger bags that I adore but during the arm issue I have to pack a lighter bag.
I am a fond "collector" of Fossile Key-per bags- made of canvas and covered to almost be oil cloth in texture. I love them so very much but, they are a little bit heavy because of the canvas..thus..this bag was born. I'm also a bit obsessed with Coral.
well, I hope you love my bag because I sure do!
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