* shoulder bag

Posted on April 17th, 2008 by maitreya. Filed under Sewing/Fabric Crafts.


I made Amy a shoulder bag for her birthday a while back. The outside fabric is a tablecloth from Ikea that I absolutely adore. Luckily there’s a bunch of it left so I can make more stuff from it. Because it’s a plasticy coated fabric, I didn’t want to have lots of bulk at the seams, and I was worried my machine would stick on it, so that gave me the idea of using seam binding for the whole thing. I cut cross shapes from the tablecloth and the lining fabric (if I make another one, I’ll also add a layer of interfacing), folded the edges up to meet and form the sides, and enclosed the raw edges with the binding. I love how it turned out, and it was remarkably easy (well, except for the part where I realized I couldn’t bind the top edge with the sides already bound, but that wasn’t too hard to fix). The handles are the same ones that Becket used for her pleated purse; they’re from Tall Poppy (if you get them, don’t forget the rivets). The lining fabric is a nice dark green cotton.

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2 Responses to “shoulder bag”

  1. muralimanohar Says:

    LOVE it. Totally my color, too. :p The handles rock, as well.

  2. joyce Says:

    I like it! Love the fabric…

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