Sunday, February 19, 2012

Small shoulder bag for Sue

My sister, Sue and I were having a coffee last week in a lovely coffee shop which also sells gifts.  We were both admiring a lovely vintage shoulder bag - it was made out of crushed velvet and was adorned with lace and buttons.  Sue commented that it would be the ideal bag to take, when you just wanted to pop your keys and money (and phone, of course)  when you were going for a walk, or an evening out when you didn't need to take your handbag.

Well I did not have any crushed velvet in my stash, but it did not stop me from trying to make a bag similar.  This woolen fabric was so soft, and the purple lace went with it so well.  The lace hides the top of a pocket on the outside, which is adorned with one of my vintage buttons.

The back view - with just a lace border across the top

The co-ordinating lining - maybe next time, I will put a small pocket on the inside.

Closeup of the bag

This was just your basic lined bag pattern, no boxing of corners, just two rectangles.  I cut the outer fabric and lining 11" x 8".  The pocket size was just "eye-balled". 

I gave it to Sue this afternoon, and she loved it.  I think I would like to make a more "everyday" version, maybe replace the lace with ribbon?  It was fun (and easy)

Did you craft this weekend?



  1. Hi Judy, I love the bag. The lace is a perfect accent to the lovely wool. Good choices. I'm just starting a grannt square quilt. I think it's the quilt of the week. Seen it pop up in several places and found a pattern and tut on google. Have a great week. Selina

  2. Me again, I really need to start proofing my work. its a Granny Square Quilt.