Back when i was teaching myself to sew and making my first bag, Lisa Lam's site U-handbag was my sewing bible and i am assuming a lot of you are major fans as well. The goodies that she sells in her shop ensure that you are able to add the necessary bling to your bags. It is amazing what a silver ring or a wooden handle can do to a bag, it adds another dimension and takes it up a level in the handmade world. I think so anyway. One of the first bags i made was using Lisa's tutorial for a basket bag. Lisa very kindly allows you to use her free tutorials for your own commercial use which is just fantastic. I found some handles in my stock and some Amy Butler fabric that i had bought a while ago so I got cracking on making another basket. It was really lovely to make this style bag again. A sense of calm came over me. The shape is simple, showing off the fabric's design and this simplicity gives a sense of class to the bag.
What do you think?
If you have never encountered Lisa's blog and you like to sew then you really really should.
i wish my bottom was a neat as this.
I am planning to make a ring today, photos and a possible tutorial will follow soon. What have you been up to?