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Sewing a handbag – why not try?


Hello Darlings!

though at the moment I am mostly sewing clothing (by the way, have you checked my Instagram for latest updates on faux fur coat, that I am making at school? Click here to see it!), some time ago I was very passionate about sewing handbags. In fact, I even had a blog dedicated for this matter – this is how much I liked it.

Sewing handbags is fun in several ways: first, the entire process is very different from clothing making (the fabrics, the patterns, the techniques – everything), so it’s nice to switch it up from time to time; secondly, who doesn’t like a custom made handbag, sewn exactly how you want it to look like? I know I cannot say ‘no’ to this!

Here are several photos of the bags I made in past – hopefully it will give you an inspiration to start working on your dream handbag as well!


My very first bag ever – made from cotton and faux leather. Timeless design piece! I used my own pattern – drawing of it below.


My favourite bag – inspired by the one that Reese Witherspoon wore, this beauty is one of my favourite creations ever. Made from faux leather and linen – beautiful timeless design piece!


The bag I made from thrifted jacket – also one of my favourite designs, which was quite popular in my first blog.


The classy hand-held bag – looking from the useability side, this bag is not very usefull (you can fit a phone and a wallet, not much more), looking from design side – G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! Beautiful clean lines, very little sewing and tons of gluing (yup, this bag is made using lots of glue).


Faux leather bag – this one was rather difficult to sew (oh, if only I knew about teflon feet back then…). Believe it or not, but back when I made this bag I thought it was terrible and never wore it; luckily, I showed it to my friend and she loved it, so I gave it to her – this bag was used after all!

Linen bag for a friend – very spacious bag with beautiful lining (who said the lining has to be plain and boring?!)