My goal with this purse/bag was
to end up with a lightweight,
medium size purse/bag that was
colorful with an ethnic vibe,
relatively inexpensive, and fairly easy to make
since sewing is not my first love........:)
After trying to make my own pattern, I finally bought one.
I used Butterick pattern B5449,
one of their easy cheap ones......$2.99.
So with $20.00 for the fabric my total
cost was $22.99 plus tax.
Everything else used was materials on hand.
The lining was an old paisley shawl, bought long ago.
it was orange and I dyed it to match fabric.
What I learned:
This fabric has little glass mirrors in it, and they
seem to want to be right in the path of the sewing machine needle.
You can avoid some by pattern layout, but not all.
Yow will have to watch for them and remove any that are in
your seam path.
Second........I suck at making tassels. And it's not really something I plan on
taking the time to get good at.
So..................I am going to be looking for replacements.
I think I saw some on Etsy, I will be heading over there to have another look.
I am really happy with this bag, think I will get a lot of use out
of it, and it's medium size is perfect for me .
If you want to see some really great bags, with price tags to match,
have a look here.
Beautiful, but not in my budget........
Under $25 works for me everytime!!!