Friday, February 19, 2010

A Designer I Am Not

So I've had an idea for a while now about a purse I wanted to make. I've been putting it off because I wasn't sure if I could make it look how I wanted it to look. But this week I finally got my butt in gear and did it!

First I started with some really cheap fabric and made a sample. Then I'd remake it, changing the things I didn't like. I made two samples (just the main part of the bag - no lining or strap) and then decided it was time to use some proper fabric.

This is my first attempt :)

While I love this fabric, I wasn't happy with how the band at the top was laying. Too much gaping.

So one more sample and then attempt #2.

I am much happier with this one. And while I don't really know anything about designing patterns, I'm ridiculously pleased with myself :)

I also opened my etsy shop this week and have started listing items. I'll be listing more items over the next few days. I'm trying not to get my hopes up but I am pretty excited!

Have a great weekend! (All two of you!)



  1. Now there are three of us! Nice work, Bethany!

  2. they are beautiful! just entered lenae's giveaway and wanted to come check you out...holding my breath that one comes home to me soon! ;)

    where are you in ontario? hello from a fellow ontario-dweller!



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