It is no secret to the people close to me that I love handbags....can't get enough of them. But over the past few years I have not found any which really create a ' OMG' I need that bag.....so what to do? I just make a bag myself. No sooner thought the idea I set to work. This is the first I made, well actually made 2 for my great nieces as present. I made them from an old pair of jeans, lined them with a funky star design lining and put some wide lace ribbon through the belt loops ...and voila a really cute little bag for the most trendy 9 year old. I will add some dangly's later to finish the bags off and give them the Bling factor.
After making these I scoured the internet for easy sewing patterns for bags and found this adorable bag by crazy little projects and just had to make one. You can find the pattern on her website http://crazylittleprojects.com/2013/04/summertime-beach-bag-tote.html . It is an easy to follow tutorial with (most important) step by step pictures and a pdf pattern you can print at home. And after a bit of fiddling and sewing I produce a summer bag with bottom and to embellish it I made a fabric flower with a lovely button from my stash (I knew I kept all these odd buttons for a reason ). And voila here it is, what do you think :)