I decided to sign up for a crash course in bag making. Here is my self assigned course outline...
Beginner - Pleated Tote by Rebeka Lambert
Intermediate - The Flea Market Bag by Grand Revival Designs
Advanced - Birdie Sling by Amy Butler
Yesterday I took on the beginner bag. This is a fantastic tutorial!!! I am encouraged by the results. I can see myself making many, many more of these. Mom? Gram? What colors do you like?!? : )
Look it stands up on it's own even though I used regular woven cotton. That's because I used interfacing. I picked SF101 Shape Flex interfacing by Pellon because it's what Amy Butler uses for the Birdie Sling. That Amy sure knows her bag making. This interfacing is really nice.
See this button? I got it from my button jar and I *know* this button. This button came from a sweater in 7th grade. All the girls at my school had one. It was from Express and mine was purple. Cue music... "memories..."
I hope you're having a GREAT Friday! I will announce the winner of Fall into Fall tonight.