Pretty bags and purse set

Pretty Bags and Purse

Pretty Bags and Purse

Phew, what a busy week I have been having!  I really had to focus to finish this project in time for my sister-in-law’s birthday this week.  My house looked like a craft shop had exploded by the time I was done!

I spotted this pretty fabric and couldn’t resist it.  It’s a printed cotton canvas, so quite heavy duty, which is perfect for long wearing shopping bags and purses- so that’s what I decided to use it for.

Add an internal pocket to a tote bag for your credit cards :)

Add an internal pocket to a tote bag for your credit cards :)

The bags are just your basic rectangles hemmed and sewn together with handles added (although I did sneak a handy pocket into the larger size bag).  I lined the purse with felt to add body and make it useful for jewellery storage (remember this set from last week?).

How to make a felt lined purse for jewellery

How to make a felt lined purse for jewellery

To find out how I made it have a look at this slideshow:

This is my first youtube video – not too bad although I don’t know why the captions disappear so quickly – this only happened once I uploaded it.  If anyone has any youtube/video tips you will have to let me know!

Anyway, I think my sister-in-law will be pleased with this- who doesn’t like a gift, inside a gift, inside another gift after all?

How to make a felt lined purse

How to make a felt lined purse

Sew a matching shopping set

Sew a matching shopping set

 

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6 thoughts on “Pretty bags and purse set

  1. I can confirm, with absolute 100% certainty, that her sister-in-law was very pleased indeed! ;-)

  2. Anna has just watched the slideshow with great interest and commented “What a clever auntie I’ve got”!

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