Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Floppy Hobo Bag

Did you know that being a special education teacher is hard? I haven't had as much time for sewing since I started school, but I'm still trying to get a few purses done here and there. I decided I needed some bigger, catch-all bags, so I tried out this big hobo bag.

I apologize for the not-great pictures. I've been working late so the natural light is all gone by the time I get home. Oh, well...

Anyway, this bag is huge. You can fit so much in it! Plus, the extra bonus is that it's reversible.

One side...

And the other.

I think it's the perfect bag to take on a road trip. Throw in a couple of books, your knitting, a change of clothes (for you or the kids!), and a few snacks.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Buttercup Purse

I love this super cute buttercup purse (pattern found here). It's very simple and easy, but the style is just perfect! I hope to try it out in a larger size soon, and I'll definitely post pictures once I do!

Awesome, yes? The fabric is so fall-ish. A purse for every season!

Slip pocket inside. Perfect size for matching wallet?

A little more young and modern. Super cute!

I love the pop of pink on the inside!

I think I'll be making myself one (or two) of these!

Quilted purses

I've gotten more into the quilting thing lately. It's very "hip" now-a-days, and it adds a nice detail to purses. Unfortunately, it takes a LOT longer than just making a normal purse. But I think it's worth it!

Quilted tote.

The tote has an inner zipper pocket and a separated flap pocket.

I recently used quilting on a custom purse made for my cousin. I like it!

Quilted prettiness.

The other side of the purse is pleated.

And it also has an inner zipper pocket and separated slip pocket.

I have more quilted things in progress now. I hope the extra time is worth the end result.

Small, Fancy Purse

I love this style. It's the perfect purse for a wedding or night on the town. Could easily fit a wallet, phone, keys, lip gloss, and then some! I want to dress up and wear it out to a play downtown.

Black and blue with ribbon detailing.

Turquoise and chocolate brown.