Haven’t felt like blogging much lately. But here are my latests:
They call these clutch bags. I really should have looked at the bag’s measurements before I blindly assumed that clutch meant you could actually <i>clutch</i> it easily. This mofo is huge!! It’s 9×15″!! This is why there’s a strap added to it. I needed that just to comfortably carry the bag. I used my last piece of leather to make it, so I skipped the recommended interfacing. I think it’s fine without it. The pattern calls for 2 magnetic zippers, but you only need one. It’s what holds that tab in place that keeps the bag closed.
No costs on this one since I bought that leather so long ago that I don’t remember how much I paid. The lining, thread and snap were stash, and the pattern was $4.
Here’s Simplicity 2998 again, now out of print. My red one got a stain in the wash, but I like this one better because the fabric is thinner. I like this pattern a lot; too bad it’s out of print. I tried lining up the stripes to no avail.
Cost: pattern, used before so doesn’t count, thread- stash, fabric: $6
That’s all I have pics of for now. I did buy a tripod, so once I figure out how to make it go taller, I’ll have some more and better pics to share.