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new handbag

Post: #231757 mrsflibble
Thu May 12, 2011 11:46 am

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linen outer: free in a box of stuff from my aunty
floral lining: 20p for two 6ft x 4ft curtains at a jumble
buttons: free from mother in law, circa 1960s/early 70s aparently
pattern: based on a Wild Winger Wild Things tie-bag, but slightly changed using newspaper and a marker pen.

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the strap is an over-body strap but has loads of hand done buton holes (couldnt find my buttonhole foot for the Jones machine... found now FFS) so that I can lengthen and shorten it.

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even the clasp is lined ;)

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the inner lining has two pockets in the central divider, one large one for my keys and one small one for my phone. 1. it makes my phone easy to find and 2. my keys dont get jumbled up in my crochet ;)

now, this one is made from some M+S faux suede trousers and an old Evans shirt. both bought second hand, both hardly worn. top made me look like a potato, trousers idnt fit my thighs.

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I unpicked a bag I loved from university which had seen better days and used it as a pattern. I even re used the magnetic closure lol.

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and finally this one was made for my sister in law. someone at hobbycraft reduced a massive chunk of pleather wrongly, so I got 1.5 x 1m cream pleather for 50p!!

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lining is made form a tiny piece of upholstery fabric sent to me in a package of bits from an isher ;) handle is upholstery cord given to me by my aunty. the eyelets I had left over from another project.

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oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Re: new handbag

Post: #231781 becks77
Thu May 12, 2011 1:08 pm

Lovely, so clever :cheers:
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Re: new handbag

Post: #231782 chickenchargrill
Thu May 12, 2011 1:18 pm

:cheers: Great bags! I've got one planned, it's going to take ages though :roll:

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Thu May 12, 2011 1:33 pm

well done!
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Re: new handbag

Post: #231792 Keaniebean
Thu May 12, 2011 2:36 pm

Your bags are fab, but I had to have a giggle when I spied the Jammy Dodger. :grouphug:

I've not attempted lining one before though, I should give it a go and conquer the fear! :whdat:





I made a bag some time ago and it's getting a bit raggedy now, so I might just have to have another go. I've got plenty of spare sheets left :wink: :lol:
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Re: new handbag

Post: #231793 pops
Thu May 12, 2011 2:40 pm

Keaniebean wrote:Your bags are fab, but I had to have a giggle when I spied the Jammy Dodger. :grouphug:



lol me too! and then i thought "oh perhaps it's for scale, like knitters do with coins..... :mrgreen:

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Re: new handbag

Post: #231807 mrsflibble
Thu May 12, 2011 5:07 pm

no, it was for snack. I recently found out jacobs cheap out on ingredients and so jammydodgers don't contain any dairy lol....I had put that on top of my amp before taking photos, i just forgot it was there lol.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Re: new handbag

Post: #231822 wildbee
Thu May 12, 2011 8:28 pm

They are gorgeous, especially the first one! I love floral lined things, they're so pretty without being overly patterned.
I made a bag at a stitch n' bitch workshop from the 'morsbags' pattern, it is literally just a sack and the handles are a bit short but it's really big and perfect for when I have to take loads of ebay stuff to the post office.

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Post: #231850 Silver Ether
Fri May 13, 2011 5:56 am

Smashing bags Mrs F ... and I don't like hand bags ... :icon_smile:
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Re: new handbag

Post: #231966 Thomzo
Sat May 14, 2011 7:41 pm

The bags are fabulous. I love them all.

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Re: new handbag

Post: #231991 Mother
Sun May 15, 2011 8:56 am

Love the bags Mrs F.
Thanks for the idea of using morsbags' pattern Wildbee.
Really got me thinking now

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Re: new handbag

Post: #232509 MuddyWitch
Thu May 19, 2011 11:41 am

I L O V E them (& I'm not a handbag fan!)

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