Well, last week, I decided I wanted to try to design a purse and put it together so that it was much more sturdy than some of the other shoulder bags I have made before. Anyway, I have this really great brown/green fabric that is a heavier weight and I thought it would make a super cute purse, so with a little heavy-weight fusible interfacing, an iron, my sewing machine, and literally some sweat, the following was created. Next time I won't use the stuff I used to hold the brown fabric on the handle, because it made a dark lne down the center. I don't mind, I made this one for me! I didn't take a picture of the inside, but it is fully lined and has a pocket.
Also on the agenda for sewing Sunday were the following two items. The book-type item is actually a great way to get organized for shopping - grocery shopping in particular. It is a shopping list and coupon organizer (too bad I don't ever use coupons)! I cannot take the credit on this one though...I found the idea and "how to" here. The pocket next to the pen is for a note pad that I didn't have at the time I took the pictures (I have since purchased the note pad for it). The other item is of course a coffee cup cozie.
Isn't this fabric super cute?
I love all three items and started carrying them around yesterday. Now I need to get more of the fabric for the cozie and organizer so I can make a coin purse and checkbook cover. Then I will have a matching set for the inside of my purse!
My-oh-my, I L-O-V-E being creative!!!
I'm thinking a set of these or the purse would be great for the Craft Swap over here.