Saturday, February 25, 2012

Highbrow Hobo Bag - new

I have just completed a new bag - the Highbrow Hobo - not my design but made from a u-handbag site pattern (thank you Lisa Lam).  It is large and roomy with very sturdy straps with lovely o-ring details.  I have modified the pattern somewhat (can't help myself) as the pattern only had one pocket at the front.  I think you can't have too many pocketses, so I added another at the back, plus an interior pocket.  I think the fabric looks very French and the lining inside is a reproduction fabric from the American Civil war, no less, which I think teams perfectly with the outer fabric. 

See what you think....

and the inside...

The reason I can blog today and am not sewing - it's waaaaay too hot to sew this weekend.

Friday, February 24, 2012

The Bag Making Bible

I have just taken delivery of the Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam and I am not disappointed.  It covers bag making very simply and gives mountains of tips and tricks.  Even though I have been a sewer all my life and sometimes think I know all there is to know about it, you can always learn something thank you Lisa Lam for imparting your bag making knowledge, I am re-inspired to make my bags even more perfect. Thank you.
And for those who haven't visited the u-handbag blog yet - it's a UK site, scroll down to the link in my faves at the bottom of the page.  Or here,

Lots of goodies inside

Thursday, February 16, 2012

New bags...

Hi all, I haven't blogged for awhile because I've been chained to my sewing machine churning out two fairly large bags which involved a lot of work, here they are:

Rue Lalande - Navy (Large)

and  Canvas Spots - Navy

I have also revamped my Flickr page - access it through the tab at the top of the blog and have added bunting and also a cap.

Oh, and here is a matching plastic purse I made (for a friend) to go with this bag.  It is a little wider than my usual plastic purse size, as I aim to please.

...the Flash

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Flash Harry Designs: My Bag Collection - slideshow here

Hooray!  I have finally worked out how to create the link to my Flickr photos.

Please click on the link in my bag collection tab above and you will see my bags in all their glory!