Monday, May 19, 2008

Bag Lady



Some time last year I bought one of the Japanese crafting books on making bags. I have looked at it numerous times and found the thinking part of it too much. I have wanted to give it a try for ages and yesterday Geoff took the girls to the pool and I had time to figure it out. I have to say, it's SUPER EASY. SUPER easy, I can't believe I left it so long. Okay these are simple tote bags, but it couldn't be more straight forward. I tried to take shots of me "wearing" the bags, but I was slouching trying to fit everything in the shot and think I may have received emails asking about my third pregnancy as a result, not flattering.
So, these take about half an hour each to make, start to finish - really! Be prepared, I think this could be addictive and everyone I know will most probably be receiving a gifted bag at some point in the near future.

4 comments:

Pina said...

Wonderful!
I still haven't come close to my sewing machine. I want to make myself a bag (sort like yours) for my library books out of my Ikea fabric. I think I should stop postponing sewing if it takes only half an hour to make the bag. Although, you exactly know how it is with the first bag...

Christelle said...

Great job! I like them very much. Can I order a black one? Do you think it would be possible to have the white's inside material instead? Sure that I have parisian friends over here who would love them as well!

vlijtig said...

You chose beautiful fabrics for the bags. Most japanese patterns are very easily made. That's why I like them so much. And also because I love the sober style of japanese designs.

Tyler and Chloe's Mommy said...

Very cute! Are you going to sell them in your shop?