My daughter wanted a summer bag and after looking at the local department stores and not wanting to spend an average of $65 for a purse, she turned to me and said, "Mom, can't you make me a bag?" I certainly can, but was waiting to be asked. You know how sometimes our kids don't want things that look homemade when all their friends are sporting the new Vera bag.
We set off to the fabric shop and found this pattern. She then took some time picking out fabric. I tried to stay out of it and let her choose what she liked. She also decided that she wanted the covered buttons to give it a more finished look and longer straps so she could wear it across her body. It was fun to make. I hope that she will develop a spark for sewing on her own, but for now I'm thrilled that she's thrilled with her new summer bag!
This one is so cute with the covered buttons. I cannot believe the price of purses. Maybe prices overall just make me gasp. Would you recommend the pattern...smiles...ReneeReplyDelete
You sound like such a great mom. I like that you waited for your daughter to come to you. The fabrics she chose are so pretty and stylish - kudos to both of you on a job well done!ReplyDelete
Beautiful bag and she did a great job choosing the fabrics! It sure feels good when you can do something so sweet for them:>)ReplyDelete
And who wouldn't be proud carrying that!ReplyDelete
It is so cool that she let you do that! What a neat bag :)ReplyDelete
Way better than a Vera! :)ReplyDelete
You are a wise mother. Love the bag. I hope your daughter will enjoy using it.ReplyDelete
Sew cute! And I love the fabric ya'll chose!ReplyDelete
Your daughter did a great job choosing a pattern and fabric. Great bag. Love the design elements of the gromets and covered buttons. I know what you mean about waiting to be asked and then hopping right on it.ReplyDelete
I think I have a pattern that uses those grommets. Going to look for it.
awww bless you must be wonderful being able to make for your daughter and a unique bag all for herself to no one else will have the same and made with love to you can't buy that. Its lovely and such pretty fabric, dee xReplyDelete
What a beautiful bag Renee!! I LOVE it! I totally would use that as a purse, its just perfect!! Where did you find that pattern and was it pretty easy? :) Smiles~ReplyDelete
Your daughters bag is so cute. Love the buttons and the fabric she choose.ReplyDelete
Her new bag is just darling. You did a great job. You should sell these.ReplyDelete
That is such much cuter than a Vera bag! And how special that she wanted you to make her one instead. It definitely was sewn with love!ReplyDelete
That bag is adorable!!!! I love the design and the fabric she chose. What a great mom you are!ReplyDelete
Love the purse and am drooling over the fabric! would you mind telling me what fabrics they are?ReplyDelete
oh and also what my vintage mending asked, would you recommend the pattern?ReplyDelete
What an absolutely gorgeous bag! Yes, you sure can sew a bag! I love the fabrics and the covered buttons...you make a great team!ReplyDelete
I love love love this bag! Super cute and love the fabrics she chose and put together! You both did an awesome job. Thanks for your visit today....I'm enjoying being back!ReplyDelete
It looks great!! She'll probably be asked by all her friends where she got it. You could be starting something here!! ~ AbbyReplyDelete