Whew! I finally finished the outside of this bag this morning. It has been in the works in my head for a month or so (trying to figure out how to do the zipper mainly) and in the works in my sewing room for a week. I know you all probably just whiz through zipper installations, but not me! I drafted the pattern for this bag and then just went for it. I still have to make the lining for this bag and have come to the conclusion I will make it and then just insert it inside and probably sew it in by hand?!??! I know there has to be an easier way, I'm just not sure how to do the whole lining thing when the main closure is a zipper. hum. Any ideas?
I thought I would use this as a purse this spring (still a possibility) but the more I look at it, maybe using it as an attache for church or casual meetings may be better.
Some of you may remember at Thanksgiving I went to the yard store with my dad and he bought a huge piece of leather for me for all of about $25 or $30. I used a piece of that leather to make the handles for this bag. I am thinking of posting a tutorial for making leather handles for handbags soon, so let me know if this would be something any of you would be interested in!