Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bag with a Wooden Handle

I made this bag to hold my folder and papers in it like a briefcase. I had seen a photo of a similar bag and even free instructions to make the bag, but the instructions were not very good and were incomplete. So I only used the cutting size and rewrote the instructions myself, adding an inside pocket and sewing the whole thing differently. Glad I have the knowledge to do that or I would have been so disappointed. I am very pleased with how this bag turned out and I love this fabric that I bought years and years ago.
I stained the handle first because it was nearly white and I like the look much better now. I just love this fabric! I love the colors and the flowers. Wish I had more of it, but only a scrap remains.
The lining fabric is a purple print. You can't see the pocket very well in this photo.
I sewed a pen pocket in the center, which created 2 pockets on the sides of the pen pocket.
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  1. Happy new year to you Daryl.Your bag is so lovely. Thanks for sharing

  2. Happy New Year!!! I love the bag. I have some very old handles I pick up a few years ago, and have been trying to figure out how to make a bag. Are you going to make a pattern?

  3. That's a creative bag for those handles. I like that you gave it some width so you can put a fair amount of papers in it. staining the handles is a great idea I would have not thought of. I have lots of handles that I need to start using thanks for the idea.

  4. Lovely bag Daryl. I have some handles similar to yours I bought in Spain a couple of years ago and still haven't done anything with them. This is definitely a project for 2014. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy New Year to you and looking forward to seeing another year of your beautiful creations.

  5. WOW! such a fabulous bag to carry your journal or ipad, I also love that wood handle. Have a very Happy & Safe New Year!!

  6. Great job Daryl and you are right, that fabric is GORGEOUS! Love those wooden handles too..........


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