Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Ta Da!

I was inspired by my friend Jen's line of bags -- check them out here, they're GREAT -- to try my hand at sewing something pretty.

I found the free pattern & tutorial on the blog of Artsy Crafty Babe  (isn't it cool that people post free patterns and stuff?!)  Boy, this bag is going to be great for the upcoming Fall Easter 2010 (only I would sew something that's going to be stuck in my closet for the next 7 months).  Oh well.  It was fun to make.  Maybe I'll make a more, uh, Autumn-ish bag.  I want to make a cute apron next but I have a Halloween costume waiting in the wings and given my history, it's going to take me 2 months to do it.  Anyway, here are some other pictures:

I cut out some flowers and sewed them on the front with vintage buttons.

Gunter -- European male model 


Jen said...

Soooooo cute! I love the fabric, good choice. And LOL I was just looking at that bag last night on Artsy Crafty Babe.

I can't wait to see the other bag you make!

Thanks for the plug :)

Jen said...

Oh yeah, Franz wanted to tell Lee he loves his manly euro-bag, where can he get one for the next guys night out?

Jeff and Mindy said...

Wow Nikki! The bag looks great!!! I wish I could get my act together and do some crafts like you guys! Where do you find the energy?!

the blackwells said...

I wasn't interested until I saw that lovely model in the last picture. :)


Anonymous said...

Love the extra detailing of the flowers! Makes it a bag actually worth carrying . . .