21 hours ago
Thursday, 29 April 2010
My summer purse now has some friends :)
I tried the new handles I bought recently and liked them both, especially the black one.
I used that one to make a black and white purse for a friend of mine - just in time for her birthday.
I'll have to adjust the strap size for the black handles just a little bit because the openings are smaller.
The D-shaped bamboo handles were okay too - I like their look, though I did have to attach the straps a bit better because the handle would slide ride through them and turn around etc.
I also played with snaps - these are really tight, so I need to work a way to get them looser or attach them on stronger fabric - I'm worried that repeated pulling on the bag edges to open the snap would lead to torn fabric...
These are so much fun to make! I especially love the moment when I turn the whole affair inside out and suddenly that flat thing is a purse!