My sweet and faithful college-friend of 13 years, Tara, is celebrating a birthday today. We are privileged to be back in the same city together, and to walk through new seasons of life in close proximity once again. I sewed a handbag for her in an array of her favorite colors. Pairing multi-patterned fabrics is tricky, and requires a discerning eye--one I'm training, but not quite adept at. This lady's got it down. This is the first bag I've sewn with wooden handles, and I like the way it turned out. I have yet to sew myself a bag, but when I get the chance, I may have to go with these handles. I also included a small makeup clutch inside for accessories and personal items. I conjured up my own design for the handbag, but the clutch was made from a pattern found in Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Sew
It humors and flatters me that my friends enjoy receiving my humbly made handmade gifts...
Happy Birthday, Tara!
JOIN THE FAMILY
Sign up for our mailing list and receive updates, promotions, exclusive discounts, and freebies!