Friday, July 15, 2011

More bags

I really love to make bags. I'm still a newbie and have lots to learn. Since I'm new to it, I find it so challenging. The biggest challenge though, is to get what I need in this country, which is not always easy! Take bag handles i.e., I have checked around and the only one I have found, is a pair of transparent plastic handles... Not exactly what I'm thinking of, when I know there are so many great looking handles 'out there'.....
Well, I should not whine over what I don't get here... I know I'm saying it too often, but that is because it makes me frustrated, especially when I need things for completing a bag or other projects... 

I finished MIL's bag this morning. It doesn't have any 'hardware', hench easy to make. :)
I've used the same pattern as for the other two I made, but as you can see, the colors are different. Inside there is one zipped pocket, two open pockets and a clasp for keys or mobile phone. The bag is trimmed with ric-rac and buttons too.


I've made a small shoulder bag too. It is very simple, with one open inside pocket.
I've already cut fabric for another one, which I'm going to improve a little bit - I hope! I think that's the fun with bag making - at least for a newbie as me - what I have done so far; make one 'original' from the pattern and then make another one, two or three and manipulate the pattern to the better, or should I say my likings?! :)


And.... I'm almost done with a big shopping/market bag! I've left to buy buttons, do the buttonholes and the bottom. Here's a sneak peak...
Gosh! The fabric is not that red!


I thought of a walk to town today, but - brrrr - it's such nasty weather! ....


6 comments:

karenfae said...

love all the bags - funny hearing you say it is cold outside - we are going to be out all day but in and out of A/C and I wonder what to wear, shorts, capri's or long pants.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Hilde said...

Du er inne i en skikkelig veske stim skjønner jeg. flotte er de alle sammen. Koser meg på syrommet, ut silregner det med 12g. Har lagt igjen de siste prosjektene på hytta, er bare hjemmom en tur. Får se om jeg graver frem en ufo............Ønsker deg en flott helg.

Notjustnat said...

These bags are cute. You will have to go out more to use them all. I like the big shopping bag. It's so useful to take your own bag to the market - Hugs Nat

QuiltSue said...

I love the bags, but Beautiful bags, specially the shoulder bag.

Michelle said...

What a fabulous bag. Your MIL is going to love it!

PJs Lapperier. said...

Så många fina och läckra väskor du sytt!