Saturday, October 9, 2010

A new favorite handbag pattern from

I have bought so many thrifted leather coats with intentions of making them into handbags.  And today I started my first one using this pattern from IndygoJunction.  I have made this pattern before for a commission in stone washed denim. I used an old pair of jeans to make the shell and some denim fabric for the lining.  Did you know stone washed denim is making a comeback?  Who'd a thought? 

Turned out really nice so I got the idea to use it for a leather bag.  A few adjustments will be a light ruching instead of the elastic and I want to add rings on the handles as well.  I have it all cut and the outer shell sewn but I need to buy the lining and make the handles?  Not sure about making the handles.  I may buy those as well.  

That is my current project.  Still working on the scrappy quilt little by little.  I am also looking for smaller leather projects to work on.  

I have started a new group on Facebook for all artisans and those who love us. 

I have nine members so far in the last three days!!  I'm excited.  I will be hosting projects, challenges, contests, events, and giveaways!! If you want to be inspired or if you want to see what others are making, please join!!