Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A new purse

I know some of you are thinking that this purse is wild and crazy and you would never use it. That's okay. It's for me. I got this fabric a number of years back at the fabric outlets here in Dallas. It's a stretch twill. I got it with the intention of making some capris and matching cropped jackets for the girls. Of course, I never did. So last week I made this instead.
I have a ton of the fabric left, so I'll have to figure out what I can do with the rest of it, but in the meantime, I LOVE THIS BAG! I took it to my daughter's play on Friday (because I was wearing all black), and the ladies behind me were all commenting about it before the play started. Seriously, I just love it. So fun.
Now lest you think I'm clever in any way, let me tell you that this bag was designed by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson. It is her Margaret sling bag, and she has a free tutorial on her blog for you to download. So you can have one too -- only just not out of my cool fabric. Unless you want to swap something for some of the fabric, in which case, I might be persuaded. As long as you don't live too near me. We can't have two of the same purse walking around my area. That just wouldn't be right.


why not sew? said...

i love the bag! it's really cute. thanks for the link to the tutorial.

Jill said...

I think you should make another out of that fabric and do a giveaway! I love that fabric, is it the one that you had to convince them to cut for you?

Tim and Vanella said...

I think thats really cute, you could always make me one :) haha

Terry and Alice said...

Hmmm, I do still need a diaper bag. But alas I don't have any fabric to trade nor the skill required to make a diaper bag. I guess I could just buy some fabric for the sole purpose of swapping ha ha.