Monday, December 8, 2014

Half Moon handbag for me!

My December Sew Box Subscription box arrived on Saturday morning and I was very inspired. There were four different linen fabrics and these beautiful wooden buttons. I didn't use the bag pattern included this time but it is next on my list to sew up. I've seen a few made up now and it is adorable. 

This bag is for me. Big enough to fit phone, wallet, keys and sunnies but small enough to throw over my shoulder for school pick ups. 

This birdy fabric was quite coarse and I was worried about it distorting as I sewed with it, so I used heavy iron on interfacing to stablise it. Teamed with a dark green drill this is the perfect structured bag - stiff but not too heavy!

Don't look too closely, I haven't slip stitched the opening yet!

This is the Half Moon Handbag by Michelle's Patterns. I think it is retired now (from her Keyka Lou days) but you might be able to still find it (I think she was selling a bundle of retired patterns). Regardless, I LOVE all her patterns. Quick easy and I learn so much each time. I just love the finished product. 

How lovely is this button!

Anyone making something for themselves this Christmas?


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