Friday, 4 March 2011

Dutch Houses Bag



Yesterday I finished my Dutch Houses Bag! I used my white on black Dutch Houses design printed on linen-cotton canvas for the exterior and the black on white design printed on quilting weight cotton for the lining.



The bag has pockets for my wallet, keys and mobile phone, and a magnetic closure. It stands on six bag feet. The handles are from U-handbag, and I also made grateful use of Lisa's book in making this bag. I love that this book does not just have patterns for bags (it has quite a few) but lots of information on subjects such as interlining, closures, pockets etc etc etc so you can design your own bag (as I did here).



In my handmade bag I carry around my (er... hubby's) Kindle in its handmade cover, my sunglasses in their handmade case and my handmade purse with all sorts of small items (tissues, USB stick, work pass etc) - quite a showcase, eh? ;-)



12 comments:

Jennie said...

GORGEOUS bag. What a great way to show off your print.

Liesbeth Wessels said...

Beautiful Bag !

Marloes said...

prachtige tas! en leuk dat je binnenin ook huisjes hebt gedaan. Dank je voor je boekentip.

Margaret said...

Great use of the fabric! Love all the handmade goodies inside as well. I agree about Lisa's book being really helpful when designing and making one's own bag. Mine is open at the page of guidelines most of the time.

petra said...

een toppertje linda!
groetjes petra

Trillian said...

The poket is looking great.

Sally Westcott said...

Wow Linda - you have been so busy! That bag is terrific!

Hugz

Chris Daly said...

I love your Dutch House bag Linda!

Marie said...
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Marie said...

I love the bag, did you make the straps? They really add something to the bag.

A3jana said...

Wat een prachtige tas is dat weer geworden Linda!!

Jantine said...

The bag is great! Thanks for the tip on the book!