Sunday, March 27, 2011
Purses and handbags and totes - Oh MY!
The Zebra Print bag was for a 16 year old girl who was completely infatuated with zebra print at the time. I looked everywhere for the perfect fabric but never found just what I was looking for. Finally, just when I was about to give up and just make her a regular bag, I walked into a Hobby Lobby and found it! This is a hobo-style purse. No pattern - I just started cutting and all the design elements and piecing together was in my head.
Those are zippered pockets in the front of the purse.
One year, I decided to make a bag for Cody's teacher. It was a difficult year for him and his teacher was amazing at working with him socially, emotionally, and academically. Wonderful woman! My plan was to make something personalized just for her. I knew that she loved pink pigs. Pigs pigs pigs all over her classroom. Pig picture. Pig stuffed animals. Pig desk accessories. Pigs everywhere. I made her this bag.
I'm so smart. Ummm yeah, Nancy was his teacher the year before. He reminded me after the bag was 80% complete. Yeah, smart.
So, I started over for the teacher that was soooo amazing to my son (great impression she left on me, right? Honestly, I just had a brain fart! I have no idea why the entire time I was making a bag for the wrong teacher!).
Here are some purses I've made over the years.