Thursday, 20 May 2010

Cath Kidston bag...




Morning girls,


After seeing some lovely things you clever people have made from the CK  "sew" book, especially the bag, I got myself a copy.




First I made a few little birdies which I filled with lavender to hang in the wardrobe



Mmmmm such a lovely smell.

Then, after asking a friend how I sew the corners, I made the bag



I made a couple of tweeks, instead of the shoulder strap I made handles out of red webbing and I used a covered Stanley button instead of the plain white one supplied, just because I like to be different! 




I also lined it with a tiny rose printed fabric and put some cardboard in the bottom, I'm so pleased with it I'm on making another one in the "London" fabric but with green handles.

This is the other book I ordered but was very dissapointed and didn't see anything I liked in it, so it will probrably go on e bay.


Anyway I must get back to my sewing while I've got "the sewing bug"! and I do need to start sorting the holiday clothes out as its nearly that time of year again, yippeeeee...


I'll let you have a peek at what I turn out next and I hope to have some "new house" news to share with you 'cause I'm sooo excited!!

Bye for now,

Lucey xx

18 comments:

a mermaids purse said...

love the way you have added personal touches to the ck hand made bag! lovely blog ;0)x

Isobel said...

I am in the middle of making my bag and I can tell you, I am very tempted to adding my own touch to it as you did. I think I probably will.
Yours looks lovely and very well made.
xx

Mermaid said...

I have made mine too! I love your finishing touches. I'm hoping to try some of the other bags soon.

melanie said...

I have been debating whether to buy this book, are the patterns inside really lovely and simple to do? I love your bag, it is so lovely. :) xxx

CraftyHelen said...

Your bag is fabulous Lucey - I think that the red handles are so nice. My bag is still languishing on my 'to do' list...(oh, I didn't like Make either, but wish I'd copied the patterns before I sold it).xx

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Your version of the bag is really nice. Adding your own personal touch is a good idea. Why be the same as everyone else!

Take care
Isabelle x

La Vie en Rose said...

Your handbag came out really well! Gotta love those fabrics.

Anne

Dianna said...

luv it, well done x

Florence and Mary said...

I have both those books and yet to make anything from either... I do want to get on and make up my bag soon.

Victoria xx

Pea Green Kitty said...

That looks fab! Love it!
Many many thanks by the way for the lovely 'extras' you sent me....you really shouldnt have!
I am LOVING the Country Living magazine and shall have it back to you as soon as possible.
xx

Pixiedust said...

Love your new bag. It's great that you've made it your own. I tweaked the bag I made too, added a lining and changed the handle a bit. Looking forward to seeing the London Bag. xxx Pixie xxx

topchelseagirl said...

I prefer your version of the bag! It looks so professional too. Well done.

sittingohsopretty said...

I bought the same book ages ago and still haven't made the bag or anything else in the book. You have now inspired me to get my act together and get going on some projects!!!! Your bag looks gorgeous!!xxxxxx

Mother0fPurl said...

Oooh I got that book in January when my dad bought me my very first sewing machine for my 30th birthday back in January. I must dig it out again because after I made the bag, I never did anything else! Your bits are smashing x

Rachel M said...

Your bag looks great! XxX

Itch2stitch.com said...

Oooh Your bag is gorgeous! I made that one too, and like you I covered a button, in red gingham, and lined the inside with red gingham too. I love your stanley button. Doesn't it work out so pretty, I am still cock a hoot over mine! The whole book is worth every penny, just for sheer eye candy! Have a lovely weekend! Suzie xxxx

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Lucey - Great makes! Well done!

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your interest in my bottles...I am always happy to sell from my shop via the web, just email me anytime...

Have a great weekend filled with sunshine,
Niki

Kissed by an Angel said...

Loving your gorgeous bags!!
xxxx