Ok, as promised my tutorial for making my handy dandy cross body bags...I searched all over Pinterest and the internet and while I found a few tips and tricks, I came up with my own way to make the bags. I am a bit of an attention deficit sewer, I am always trying to find faster ways to do things so I don't get bored. I apologize in advance for any confusion, I encourage you to try things your own way as well, sometimes we know what works for us! That said, this is my first attempt with making a table to house my directions, Blogger doesn't offer it, but a little sleuthing around the internet yielded some html coding to create it. I hope to get better at this soon, feel free to suggest improvements. I used pics from one bag, but where I missed the pic for the step, I tried to show with other bags under construction.
Here is a bag with table cloth lace and upholstery weight fabric. Cording was used for the handle, with a casing made across the back. This bag can only be used as a shoulder bag for that reason.
Some patchwork quilting fabric from Thimble Blossoms, works nicely with my polka dot remnant and trims.
The Cupcake confection below was a special order. The center pocket was requested for a table stylus, the flap is the doily with the cupcake motif on top.
An old battered 30's quilt made up nicely into a bag, the third tab on the back can support a key ring.
Upholstery cording worked nicely too, I taped the ends to avoid raveling.
The bag below uses a piece of thrifted cross stitched table cloth piece, I have made a lot of things with this same table cloth!
I am linking up with a number of bloggers, see the page "Where I Party for a partial list. Thank you Coastal Charm for sponsoring a lovely list, hoping for a shout out too!
Have fun and go wild!