Monday, June 25, 2012

A new purse - This time it's a Clutch

So I finally got finished with some things and decided to try making this clutch purse.  I got the pattern from a web site called  

Tell me what you think!

Compared to the other bags I have made it was fairly simple.

This gives you an idea of size

Here's the back of the bag

The front with the flap open

Here's what the inside looks like
 Looking at the inside now, I think it needs a pocket.  I am also thinking about adding a thin shoulder strap that can be worn outside but easy to tuck inside if needed.

A side view

A closer look
I really like the way this bag turned out.  The outside material was for home decorating and I got it at Joann Fabrics.  

If you want to buy the same kind of material, use a coupon and you'll save big bucks.  Joann Fabrics sends out new coupons almost every week.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

My latest Creation

Lately I have been getting orders and making some large bags like you see below.

Now that I have completed my last bag I am free to work on other things.  One item I wanted to make was for my husband.  His job is to fix things and yes, he has tool bags and such but he also needs to take other things into the job with him.  I told him I would make him a "manly" bag when I got done with my purse orders.  You see, he's retired from the US Marine Corps and he has certain standards to live up to.  No Hello Kitty for him!

Anyway, I picked out the material and pattern.  Here's what I came up with.

Green Pepper Market Tote Pattern # F882
I made the tote out of camouflage material, here are some other pictures. 

It didn't really take that long to make either.  There are outside pockets on both sides too.  All in all - it's a keeper!