Bags and buttons

gilhoolie bag

gilhoolie bag

This is my second attempt at making a bag and I’m really pleased with the result, thank goodness. (Yes, I am a perfectionist but I think that’s a good thing when you’re sewing; straight, neat lines are good, right?!)

gilhoolie bag detail

gilhoolie bag detail

I used remnants from the denim beanbags and geometric cushion I made, so it  didn’t cost much; just thread and a magnetic clasp to fasten the top of the bag.

I loved covering my own buttons with fabric; it’s so easy to do and adds interest to the exterior of the bag. I found a pack of self-cover buttons in my Nan’s old sewing box I inherited. I’ve been told she was a good seamstress so it’s a shame she can’t see what I’m up to but I’m sure she’d be pleased her sewing things are being put to good use.

So all in all I had a really successful day. The lining will eventually be made from my own printed fabric to make it an authentic gilhoolie bag. (Spot the gilhoolie label stitched into the seam!)

This entry was published on June 8, 2011 at 7:35 pm. It’s filed under Sewing projects and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “Bags and buttons

  1. tnkhubchandani on said:

    Good work..I appreciate.

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