Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Guest Blogger: Handbag Tutorial

Don't forget to enter the Yellow Plum Blossoms giveaway to win your choice of gorgeous ruffle bag!  A $68 value!

I'm happy to introduce April from Love All Things Vintage as my guest blogger today.  April has a fun blog, I really hope you'll all go check it out!  And just wait until you see the cute bag she is showing us today.

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Hi there, I'd like to introduce myself. My name is April, and you can find me over at LovesAllThingsVintage. I'm new to the blogging world but not at being creative! I like to try anything new, and I love working with my hands. Sewing and gardening are a few of my passions but I've always enjoyed old things....Vintage to be exact. I collect all kinds of stuff, most of what others consider junk, and I bring it back to life in my home. I am born and raised a country gal and have always been at heart. Being outside soaking up the sun with my hands in the dirt, or making things whether it be in the garden or in the home is what keeps me happy. Today I'm going to show you how to make your very own Blossom Handbag by Amy Butler(I've linked up the PDF file for you to print off the pattern pieces), so get ready....


First things first This is what you will need...


Scissors, a pencil, and a tape measure....


Along with your trusty straight pins.


You'll have to cut out the pattern pieces according to the directions...


Iron on the interfacing over the Peltex to secure it in place. Trim the necessary off.


Attach the magnetic closure button (those are really easy and you can find them at any craft store). Then pin the handle brackets on.


....just keep sewing sewing sewing....


Here is everything I cut out for the exterior, they are all ready to become one piece!


Here I am pinning the interior lining of the bag together....getting it ready to sew.


I've attached the divider panels to the interior lining....looking good so far...


Everything is attached....


And I'm all done! I've made a lot of handbags in my day, but this one takes the cake for being the most difficult. I will admit, all the hard work paid off though, because I absolutely love it and I know you will too :)

Happy Sewing everyone!

2 comments:

  1. wow, nice. I have amy butler's pattern book at home and I have yet to attempt that one thinking its too complicated... how do you think it went? Ive used AB patterns but find them difficult to follow so end up sewing it "my way" but always love the out come from her patterns!

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  2. What a great handbag! I'm going to have to have a look at that pattern! Thanks for sharing!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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