Tuesday, 28 July 2009

My first bag

Amazing how simple things can please simple people, but I was so pleased with this. I have seen so many bags that people have made and have wanted to have a go making them myself for such a long time. I eventually got around to it, and this will definitely not be the last. I have done it double thickness for strength and have lined it.
I did two rows of stitching around the top, so I am hoping that the handles are secure. At least, they didn't come off when I was tugging at them earlier to test.
I have already picked out some fabric to make another one. I am also thinking that I can make some with longer handles. I don't know about you, but I find it easier using bags with shoulder straps rather than handles, I find it better for carrying heavier items. It also has the added benefit of leaving the hands free for carrying more!

8 comments:

MargB said...

Not surprised you are happy - it is great. The fabric is lovely and the bag looks sturdy, as well.

Ginnie said...

Someone else into making bags!!! I loved making mine over the weekend and can't wait to make some more! It looks great.

Gaynor said...

Lovley..how did you do it lol??

Teipu said...

The bag looks really great and I love the lining you chose!
I really like to make bags aswell as they are a great present for friends ^^

Regards from Germany,
Anna

Terry said...

That bag is so cute! You did a great job on it! I agree about the longer handles. :0)

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, You did a super job of creating your bag. Great fabrics. Hugs Judy

zetor said...

That is so lovely, do like your choice of fabric.

Elena said...

This bag looks great! Love the fabric very much!