I have a few crafting/sewing things that I’m passionate about. Buttons, as you know, is one. Another one is bags and purses. There are so many that are easy to make. You don’t have to be intimidated at the thought of sewing a messenger bag.
I’m going to show you some samples of what I’ve made and hope that it inspires you to make a bag or purse for yourself.
This messenger bag was a gift for a friend. The pattern can be found here. I absolutely love this pattern. I’ve made three of these bags now. They are easy and fun.
I made this one for my youngest daughter – a fish purse. The main fabric matches a fancy dress she has.
These messenger bags were for my two oldest daughters. Notice the buttons! The pattern is the same as the first picture.
These are mini-messenger bags that I made for my three youngest sons. You can find the pattern I used here. It is a super easy pattern and works up fast.
This is a little fancy backpack that I made for my oldest daughter. It doesn’t hold much, but it works for a date with her dad. I found the pattern in a book I own. I had to weave the ribbon for the cover and found that a fun project.
This is a big messenger bag that I made for my oldest son. Now he wants something a little smaller and in leather. Leather still has an intimidating factor for me. We’ll have to see if I can overcome it. I found the pattern for this bag here.
Right now I’m in need of an overnight bag. I want to make one so I’ve been looking at my pins trying to pick a pattern. I’ll keep you updated on how this project goes.
One of the things I love about making my own bags and purses is the freedom it gives me to make each one unique to it’s owner.
Have you ever made a bag or purse? Did you enjoy it?
Linked to: Art of Homemaking