I finally finished a tote bag much like my last blog entry on the magazine handbag. This one was created for my new friend at work; Marissa. I took several of her personal/family photos and I either scanned them or used the originals to create this funky tote.
This project is just another idea that sprang from the magazine purse. This one was a little more difficult for some reason. I really wanted to use vinyl instead of contact paper to make it stronger. However, my sewing machine did not like the vinyl and I could not get it (the sewing machine) to sew this stuff. So, since I wanted so much to make this purse and since I am so impatient...I just used the contact paper. Well, I spent hours (probably not really hours but it felt like it) trying to get the tension on the sewing machine to sew the seams on this purse properly. Anyway...long story short...I finally got it done.
I don't know if I am going to make any more of these unless I get obsessed enough to figure out how to get the sewing machine to sew proper stiches on this mixture of fibers. Oh! Too much to think about, the needle size, the fabric type, the thread, the "upper tension" and the "lower tension". It is just not my personality to worry about so many details. But, I kind of find it a test of my patience and endurance!
One side of this purse is about the romance of this couple (Marissa and her husband). The other side is about the children. I hope she likes it! I hope it stays together for at least a week or two~! Heehee
I'm also working on a free style quilted handbag inspired by Teesha Moore. I am almost finished and I can hardly wait to show it to you. So...this week it is purses and handbags! Why? I have no idea! Just go with it.