Monday, July 19, 2010

24 hr handbag

no, unfortunately, not a bag completed in the space of one day - instead one that took me somewhere approaching 24 hrs to complete. (it's not supposed to take 1 1/2 hrs to cut out a pattern...surely?)

this is another fantastic free pattern from rae hoekstra. the main material had been lurking in the cupboard for close to 20 years (and apparently has something to do with a food company which i can't quite work out); the lining fabric was a an ebay purchase from someone who was downsizing their collection; and the buttons were repurposed from something or other once upon a time and were also found sitting unloved in the cupboard. i think the only new things used were the magnetic clasp and the threads.

will show you all the little details when it's arrived at its new home...wherever that may be. (i want the person it goes to live with to have the pleasure of discovering those herself - think that's half the fun).


  1. talk about talent! my mum has sewn many bags too.

  2. I wouldn't even know how to follow a pattern at all, so 24 hours strikes me as most impressive! :) I'm very much looking forward to the little details to come...

  3. i'm hoping (quite fervently) that the second version i do will only take about half the time...about four hours of that time was one little bit that just about drove me mad. someone special helped me get it just passable in the end though!


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