painted handbag, take one
week 38 of 52 weeks; learn something new. and that is exactly what i did this week. i have been wanting to learn how to make a handbag for a while now. it has been on my list. you know that list? all the creative things you want to do but never get around to. but somehow the muse struck and i listened. i started with a piece of fabric. then i painted my heart out. i really have been exploring a lot by painting on fabric lately. (i will have to share some other projects later).
so i took my fabric to my mother’s house. my mother is the expert when it comes to sewing, so i knew she would be able to help me. we looked at some free patterns online until we found one that we liked. then we went to town sewing and pinning and creating. and here is the end product…
so for my very first handbag, i am super happy. i feel like i have so much left to learn and i am not sure that i could do it again without the help of my mom. but i did order this book by amy butler this week. hopefully, i will get some more ideas for some fun handbags. i really love experimenting with fabric and paint. the possibilities are endless really. and i love the idea of my art being on something as useful as a handbag. what about you? is there something new you have learned recently?