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Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com) is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction. Handbag lover. Avid Jazzerciser. Mah jong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Choc-aholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Vicki Batman ~ If I can make a handbag, you can too! #MFRWorg #RLFblog

~#handbag Monday~

So you may recall on March 10, 2014, I posted how I pulled together elements to make a handbag. Here's the link: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/2014/03/vicki-batman-handbag-monday-how-i-made.html

Here's the picture of the final product:

Just to recap, I bought the finished needlepoint on eBay. Found the wooden handles at JoAnn Fabrics, as well as the button to fashion a closure.
You know what? I wasn't that satisfied. The lining is navy and all my stuff seemed to be lost in the bag. I diagnosed: No Structure.
So I went back to my favorite online sources and found acrylic tortoiseshell handles. I'd looked at stained brown ones at Joann's, but they were heavy and went with the beaded instead.
I sewed on the acrylic ones and WOW! what a huge difference. The bag has great shape, easy to carry and the handles match perfectly. Here's the result:

Think I made a good choice?


Angela Adams said...

It's lovely, but I doubt if I can duplicate. I can't just about sew a button! :)

vicki batman said...

Hi Angela! Hey, if I can.... ok. I'll help you. Hugs

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