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Friday, 29 July 2011

Brocobelle vintage textile bag


I love this (modern) bag pattern and was keen to adapt it to use up some of my vintage textiles.  Years ago I took a handbag making weekend course, absolutely brill, and the tutor was an inspiring guy who I reckon must have been BORN in a handbag!!  Anyway, we learned lots of useful stuff about patterns for bags, cutting out, sewing, lining etc.  I used this knowledge to adapt the above pattern to create my own interpretation below.


I changed the body pieces so my patchwork would fit.  I also sewed on longer suede handles rather than using braid.  I was so pleased with the result.