Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Melissa's Handbag: Part 1

I joined in a new Tatting Challenge started by Sharon called Tatting Treasures from Trash! Pair of my husband's old jeans.
I thought the leg area would make the best size handbag for myself. I've been wanting a nice little handbag for everyday type stuff that would be durable yet cute and this challenge is perfect! A recycled jean handbag with my very own tatting attached!
I turned it inside out, pinned and marked my sewing line so it will be a straight bottom.
I sewed it twice about an 1/8th apart to make sure it would be sturdy.
Then I trimmed away the excess.
Here's the front.
You can see the little tool I used to push out the corners, very handy!
Here's the back.
As you can see I don't have very many extra bits of tatting. Most of the motifs I've made with a purpose so I may need to tat up some more for this little handbag. I also need to figure out handles for it.

2 comments:

Carol Lawecki said...

Thanks for the excellent pictures showing how you went about making your denim bag. The tatted heart is very pretty. Can you tell me where I can find the pattern? I'll check back to see how you finished the bag off. Will you put a denim strap on the bag too? Carol Lawecki

Melissa said...

The tatted heart I got from the Handy Hands Catalog but you can also get it in a back issue of their newsletter Volume 11 Issue 1 http://www.hhtatting.com/detail.cfm?ID=1111
I think I'm going to put a ready to attach handle on the handbag...I'm not much of a seamstress so I like to go as simple as possible when I do sew! LOL