Now, onto what I've been creating ... and boy, am I proud of myself.
Here is my new handbag! My current (old faithful) has a minor flaw, the leather has worn away from the piping on the base. It might seem minor, but I'm a bit of a bag snob, and I don't like that it's not 'right'. I might see a boot maker to see if anything can be done for it. So, I took a pattern from it, and made a nice new bag!
Bit of an explanation ... bigger pictures are on their side because when I rotate them, they become short and wide and not at all like they really are!
Here's the original bag ...
The inside to prove that I did make it
(you can see all the layers of interfacing and linings I used to get the bag to stand up firm.
New bag outside
Red satin goodness
It has a zip pocket one side and stitched in pockets on the other side.
So, new school year, new handbag!
Gosh I am proud of myself!!