Friday, October 30, 2009

Amy Butler Sweet Harmony Handbag

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate to receive a copy of Amy Butler's new Sweet Harmony Handbag and Tote pattern in the mail. I was so excited to start sewing! I decided to use vintage black and white wool fabric I purchased on Ebay along with black silk fabric I had left over from a previous job. As I spend most of my time making curtains and pillows, it was a treat for me to work on something a little different.

Here is Amy's version:

Here is my version:

Amy's bag included a magnetic bag clasp for closing. Since I did not have one on hand and was too impatient to wait until I could get to the store, I decide to improvise. Although it is hard to tell from the photo, there is a button on each side of the bag secured with a loop made from a macrame black leather cording.

I loved the fact the pattern featured a small (handbag) and large (tote) version of the same bag, as well as a plethora of customization options. I choose to not include the cell phone pocket but did use two inside pockets - one with a zipper and one without. Since the bag is interlined and interfaced in several layers it should stand up well to daily use. This bag is a great project for anyone looking to make a useful and stylish addition to their wardrobe.

11 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I like how you took your picture of your bag like the inspiration picture ~ very cute! I like your bag better because the fabric would work well with many outfits.

Maria Killam said...

Excellent work and goes with everything!

Cote de Texas said...

Wow. I am so impressed!!!!! unreal. what a great fabric too. I wish I could do something like this - I'm all thumbs.

Greet said...

Woouuww! Unbelievable you did that yourself! Congratulations!
And I also want to thank your for your sweet comment on my post!

Greet

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

What a wonderful blog you have here! Your bag is adorable. Love the pillows too!!

pk said...

I'm in awe of your sewing skills! Love the way this turned out! I'm off to check out your other posts.

pk @ Room Remix

Atelier de Charo said...

Hello, nice to meet you. Your bag looks great!!!
So pretty and inspirationals ideas you share.
Hugs
Charo

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Wow! you are vvery talented! I'm following you. If you have a chance come by for a visit and follow me too!
Dena
sweetpicklesandchocolate

AB HOME Interiors said...

How crafty you are!! Im envious that you can sew. No scratch that Im envious that you have the PATIENCE to sew. Id pull my hair out! Awesome bag!!

Brabourne Farm said...

Well done you - the bag is fabulous! Leigh

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

I love that! What a beautiful bag!

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