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!!!

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Congrats on drafting your own pattern...it 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 http://www.designspongeonline.com/ or this one http://sarahschair.blogspot.com/

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 :)