A few days ago while accompanying mum at the fabric store to shop for fabrics to make her bedroom curtains, I stumbled upon this rugged gunny-sack kinda fabric.....at RM40 a meter, I think it's by far the most expensive fabric I ever purchased on my own! :P
And because I love anything 'gunny-sacky', so I told myself I had to stop sewing all my other orders to make a FIRST bag for myself....and so I did.....and THIS is the bag!
It has Japanese natural cotton with polkadot prints in Olive Green as the lining fabric.......
a roomy zippered pocket on one side......
and 4x patch pockets on the other, 1 for my handphone, 1 for my sunglasses, 1 for pen, 1 for my envirosax (or equivalent)! :D
Then, I made a matching wristlet for my lipsticks, blotting paper, tissue paper, hand sanitizer, comb, lil mirror and hairbands........this will go into the big brown bag of course.....
Later, I decided to add zipper to the big bag for security reasons, upon Z's advice.....which I later thought was rather needed....added a zipper tag too so that I won't have to fumble here and there searching for tat tiny zipper head! hehe!
The next day, which is TODAY, I made something I fell madly in lurveeee with.....this bag! (BELOW)
It took me many hours to get it done.....non-stop hours.....till I got so exhausted....I felt sleepy and so hungry...LOL! Some areas were truly hard to stitch with my manual not-so-mechanical-nor-electrical sewing machine, man!!! But I really loveeeeee this bag! It's for sale :O
The strap is detachable, so you can use it as a clutch bag if you wanna.....or you can attach one buckle to the other side to become a wristlet! Comes with magnetic closure.......and to me, I think the strap is kinda cute.....it's 'handwoven' too! Everything is built from scratch of course.....
And I really do hope whoever the owner of this bag is, will take really good care of it for the longest time possible.....coz I really poured my heart and soul into making it......I wish I do not have to sell it.......but then, I wish so with all my handmade items...so you get the flow.....I love em.....but I must learn to let go....so I can make more.... :[ If you're one who crafts your own things, you'd know the feeling....... :(
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