I can't WAIT to share this with you! My newest (and fave) creation. Now, remember - I don't consider myself a sew-er, but maybe...just maybe...I've graduated to a "novice" seamstress :) A little background on me: I love bags... I love purses, I love totes, I love backpacks..whatever. I also have very little funds for such things. Solution? CREATE! Sew, I found an adorable pattern (free - YES!) on a cute site called "Very Purple Person" for a reversible tote and I knew I had to make it. Here is her adorable creation that caught my eye:
And here is my version:
Be kind - like I said... I'm new at this whole "sewing" thing. But, I love it. It looks a bit wonky in the photo because I had a bunch of stuff in it. I should have photographed it empty. Oops.
I used several scraps of fabric that I had around, sewed them into one large piece of fabric, then cut the pattern from that. Before sewing the two sides together, I took a long strip of white, finished the edges and gathered it into a fun ruffle that I stitched on. I also added some simple fabric rosettes to add a little "Pizzaz". Now, I've got a fun beach bag for my summer trip that I leave for in TWO MORE SLEEPS! I'm so excited!!
I'd love to hear what you think of my bag! And if you make one, share it with me. I want to see!