Perfect Little Carpet Bag
Here is the latest from Sew me Mine Boutique. It is my Perfect Little Carpet Bag. This bag was a cinch to make once I had all of the components. I was able to use remnant fabrics that I had on hand but needed to order the purse frame and tongue lock. It is made from beautiful red, white, and black plaid with a black lining. This bag is perfect for everyday use. This bag is made from Cotton, fleece and leather handles and clasp and a rigid snap close carpet bag frame. The bag measures 12″ wide at the bottom and is 9″ tall. The bag has 2 black leather handles that are 26″ long and a leather and bronze colored tongue clasp to keep it extra secure. The bag frame opens up completely and snaps closed. There are two interior elasticized pockets inside the bag and a rigid bottom with purse feet to complete the look. This truly is the perfect little carpet bag.
There is no tutorial for this bag but if you want an idea of how I made it just click on any one of my Craftsy links or here to take the Sewing Structured Bags: Purse Frames and Beyond class and you will find everything you need right there. This was a terrific class that gave a lot of great ideas for making framed bags as well as this charming little carpet bag. Lisa Lam teaches the class in an easily understandable way. You will have to order some of the components of this bag online but they come quickly so that you can proceed with making this bag or one of the other framed bags demonstrated by Lisa in this great bag sewing class.