Monday, December 9, 2013

Rachel's handbag collection

I've mentioned before that Rachel loves handbags. She even knows the word "handbag". She insists on carrying a handbag on her arm whenever she can and whenever there is one available. She will even try to lug my big heavy handbag if that's the only one around.

Some months ago, I decided to make a handbag for her so that she would stop fiddling with mine! I hunted around for a pattern and decided on this one.

The fabric is flannel which I bought in a stack of quilting squares a long time ago from a quilt shop in Tanglin Mall. The fabric for the body of the bag and the fabric for the handle are actually different, but they go well together. For the lining, I cut up a laminated lunch mat from Daiso and, for the closure, I used grosgrain ribbon and a button from my stash.

This is the front.

This is the back.

This is the inside.

And this is how it looks on me!

Since I made this, Rachel has added two more handbags to her collection. More to come, I'm sure.


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