I spent Sunday lazily knitting at The Point, and chatting with various people, both customers and employees. I worked on the Brussels Lace Camisole from Handknit Holidays while eating some yummy plum cake. Later I stopped by Purl Patchwork to pick up some fabric for a project for my mom. When I got home, I realized I hadn't bought enough, and it was the wrong type of fabric anyway. So, tonight I made a bag out of it.
This is the Simple Leather-Handled Shoulder Bag from Amy Butler's In Stitches. I was able to make this courtesy of a friend from work who recently gave me her sewing machine to replace my tiny little $10 craft sewing machine. I bought the leather straps a while back at M&J Trimming in anticipation of making this bag eventually. The fabric is something japanese, so I can't read the manufacturer. I liked this pattern. It was clear (after reading it carefully) and relatively easy for my very basic sewing skills. It is lined with the same fabric as the outside- sort of a long tube that is pushed inside itself to make the lining.