Friday, April 6, 2018

Indigo Hand Bag

For A Friday Finish I have completed my Indigo Hand Bag. I just love it. 
It goes so well with my new Spring Jacket

I used the basic MoJo Pattern from Sew Like a Rock Star. I made the same width as the pattern but made this one taller 13". 

Shibori indigo hand dyed fabric was used on the inside. With the metal frame in place, the bag opens up so nice a wide. 

I have added pockets on both sides. 

You can see the hand stitching I did on the close up shot. Made a post about the hand stitching Here and picking out my fabric back Here

One half with the handles before I started the bag assembly. 
I used Chicago screws to attach the leather hands. You can also see the bottom of the bag is reused jean fabric. 

Here is the back side of the out fabric, you can see I also added a small rectangle of thicker interfacing to add more firmness to the handle area. The screws are 1/4" but needed something more to feel right.  

The bag just before I placed the 
metal frame inside. Not a bad looking bag but it is so much nicer with the metal frame inside. 

The cute Red print with flowers was used for my zipper tabs. 

The other side. On Sew Like a Rock Star, Sally has the best ever video of how to do the zipper tabs. How to fussy cut and sew this just perfect. I do not think I will ever mess these up and they are just a great detail.  

I have linked up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


  1. Your bag is AWESOME! I just love it. How long did it take you to make it? The metal frame really does finish it off. Great finish!

  2. Wow! It turned out really well, Cathy. (I have a new machine and need to try the zipper foot. And buttonholes.)

  3. Love your fussy cut zipper tabs! Cute!! It makes a great looking bag! Great job!

  4. How cute is that?! I love the fabrics you used!

  5. Fantastic finish Cathy! As always you have done such a stellar job.