I made a bag for my friend's birthday. I really like it; I hope she does too! But I suspect she will. It is quite big, but I figured, as a mother of a one-year old, she probably needs to carry a few bits and bobs around with her! Bag prettily modelled here by our lovely bedroom door!
On some blog (I can't remember which one) I saw someone using interfacing in fabric handles - so logical, yet I've not thought of it before! Worked wonders for the stiffness of the handle. I've also used it on the actual bag, much less floppiness!
The stripe-y/flowery fabric is from a thrifted duvet cover, which I really love. And the checked one is something my mum got from my aunt and gave to me and I wasn't sure I'd ever use it, but it was just the perfect buddy for the flowery fabric!
I ended up taking back the blouse and exchanged it for a bag instead. That bag has a pocket which was done rather cleverly, I thought, so I copied how the corner was made on this bag. A great improvement, makes the pocket less floppy too!
This is the back; I like patchwork, did you know?
And I've been fiddling around with some new labels. Still a work in progress, I think, but it's getting closer to what I want. I think. It's not easy making what you want, if indeed you don't know what you want, eh?!