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.