I made this bag some weeks ago for my friend EssJay. It took me forever to get shipped overseas but she finally got it this past week. So now I can blog about it! :)
This is my own design. A shoulderbag with an adjustable strap. I wasn't sure how EssJay likes to carry her bags so I put in three buttons and buttonholes so she can change it around to her liking. The bag closes with a magnetic snap and has an interior pocket divided in two. I got the fabric at Åhléns; the exterior is a heavy cotton and the interior is fake suede. The buttons are made of clear plastic and are called "lacy buttons" as they have a lacy print at the back.
This being my first bag design I'm quite happy with it. Admittingly, the bag turned out bigger than I had imagined and the pleat at the side is there only because I miscalculated and added too much in seam allowance and had to take care of it somehow... I had so much fun making this bag even though I was nrevous about EssJay's reaction to it. She's not fond of red and there's red in it... She's a vegetarian and I didn't know if she'd mind the fake suede. And I wondered if she'd like my idea for the adjustable strap or just find it silly...
She tells me she loves the bag!!!! And she's already used it for work! Thanks! :)