Karen Hawkins' first Carpet Bag (and first purse ever)19:02
Do you remember when you made your first bag?
"The story about the bag is just this", Karen says. "I had only made a couple of bags and wanted to learn more about purse making so I joined your club. This was the first purse I made."
(I would have never guessed that the beautiful bag above was Karen's first purse! What a talent she has!)
"For making this bag, I used a corduroy fabric I had used to make a bed cover for my young son (he was about nine at the time, he is 30 now).
I thought the map fabric would be great. I also trimmed the front pocket with some leather I had, making a piping. I lined the purse with a quilted fabric to give the bag a more substantial feel"
I asked Karen what she thought about the carpet bag instructions and whether it was difficult to sew as a first bag.
"It was so simple with the great instructions and pattern that I have made many more bags since then. I also made a small version that one of my friends bought from me as soon as she saw it. "
I love this idea of making small versions of my bags. The only thing you would need to do would be printing the pattern at a smaller percentage (you can do this from your print function settings!)
"Most of the bags I have made were made with remnants of fabric I have from sewing home decor stuff for years", Karen says.
"I hope you can use the pictures to inspire others because I love making bags and continue to sew them."
Well, I, for one, am inspired by Karen's makes. What about you?
@Karen, I didn't have any links from you, if you have a website or Facebook page I could link to, please let me know!