Thursday, March 15, 2007

Circles & Stripes and Everything Nice


My latest tote bag. I love this one so much I made two so I can keep one and hopefully sell one! I got the circle patterned fabric on our trip to Minneapolis a couple weeks ago. I was crazy about it, but I tried to stay under control and only got 1/2 yard of it. Luckily its 60" wide fabric, so 1/2 yard goes a long way. The lining is some sort of satiny polyester that I got at my trim "variety store" (which, sob, no longer has my trim!! They shipped it to another store!! That's all I can say about it right now, I'm still in mourning.) I got 4 different patterns of stripes all in the same color scheme and about 1 yard of each one for $1. Can't beat that! I love finding fabric that is a little different than you might find in your local JoAnns (especially when its cheap!!) I've gotten some other fabric at that store that came from an old tie manufacturer. Its pretty cool stuff, just haven't found the right thing to do with it yet.
The stiff dark washed denim is my favorite old standby. Instead of actual interfacing I used some weird fleecey stuff I had in the stash. It gives the bag really good shape and makes the inside feel nice and cushy. I am really happy with how this one turned out. Don't you love it when that happens...you have an idea, make a plan, and it works! Its rare, so I'm going to enjoy it!

4 comments:

amandajean said...

great purse roxy! love the circle, stripe and denim combo....very fun.
I have some fleece interfacing that I bought to make fabric boxes, but I was never brave enough to try it out....now I am eager to see how it goes. (maybe on a purse pattern that is tried and true.)
enjoy your success...it is great when things work out as planned!

amyelisedesigns said...

Hi Roxanne!

What a perfect combination! Your way of putting patterns and colors together is wonderful!!

MaryAnn said...

I'm loving your new bag fetish! You're really good at them! I'm always intimidated by linings. I'm such a weenie.

Vallen said...

Another winner!! The denim is just the right touch. This one will fly off the etsy rack.