Monday, January 17, 2011

saturday sewing

one benefit of the rainy saturday was some making time. i made this bag for my sister's birthday present. the pattern is from Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. i followed it almost exactly but added a zippered pocket and a magnetic snap closure. it was very straightforward and easier to sew leather than i expected - just need a special needle.
the entire project cost under $20 so i covered three of my 2011 sewing intentions:
  1. make birthday presents (and cards, too)
  2. sew a leather bag
  3. stick to a budget - be more thoughtful of how i spend my money
obviously, the intention to take better photos is a work in progress...                                    


  1. Love, love, love! Can I commission you to make me a messenger bag?

  2. Hi nice to meet you! Wow, this bag is stunning you are so clever. The green is so foresty and love the purple zipper. Can't wait to see what else you're going to make...

  3. amazing! kate, it's gorgeous. great choice on the green leather. also love love the lining fabric. i may have to try to sew leather, always been something that's totally freaked me out! well done!