Monday, May 4, 2009

Big Sis.

Yes, another bag. I made this one for my big sis! I was with her for a whole long day about a month or so ago and she commented on a leather bag I had. So I knew for her birthday I wanted to make her something that would resemble that bag. But...I couldn't find a pattern that I liked. So, what did I do? Well, I measured the leather bag I have, and added some cool fabric, and alittle longer handles, and here's the result:
I bought home decor fabric to make it alittle more sturdy.
The inside it is just a bog open bag. She can carry books, magazines, even a bottle of water in it.
I think it turned out pretty well, if I do say so myself. Working without a pattern, not easy, for sure. And as it turns out, she could even turn it inside out. It could be reversible. Pretty cool!

Happy Birthday, Char!!!


Sarah said...

Congrats on drafting your own turned out great!

Amy and Andrew said...

I echo Sarah on coming up with your own pattern... very impressive! And I love the fabric choice!

Monique said...

It's beautiful, Karen! I admire your handiwork. I've been thinking about trying my hand at re-upholstery, but that's a little intimidating. Have you tried it? You might like this site or this one

AP said...

Bravo! Beautiful, Karen. Lucky sister!

Stacey Michaud said...

You rock! And you should start selling these babies! by the way, I am just hanging out listening to your music--the Dixie Chicks, who knew!

kaitlin said...

wow these bags are terrific. this is the first time I went onto your blog adn am blown away with your artistic skills. keep it up :)