I'm Katie. I love sewing. I sew dresses, skirts, bags, and lots of other stuff. I also love drawing and occasionally painting. My blog lets you see what I'm creating right now.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Josie's bag

So Josie wanted me to make her a bag like one she saw from Urban Outfitters.  So here's my version, which stays very close to the UO version.  It took forever, mainly trying to find all of those antique brass pieces! Plus I had to order the zippers online. Who knew Joann doesn't sell antique brass zippers with a creme tape? Oh wait I did.  Haha but finally I found what I needed.  I drew up my own pattern and just kinda figured out how I was going to put it together in my head.  Now I really really reallllyyyy want one for myself.  And guess what?! It can convert to be both a messenger bag OR a backpack! How cool is that?!

My model looks sooo excited!

There are 5 pockets and a zipper pocket in the lining.

Front view

Back view

Side view

With the flap up


Bottom view

My sketch before I made it.  

The bag from Urban Outfitters.

Just for fun...

   So I have TONS of this lace fabric from vintage lace curtains I found, and I really wanted to make something out of it.  So I did.  Yes, I should have studied for my U.S. Government test but what the heck, it's national sewing month!!! Besides, it only took my like 4 or so hours.  But now I don't know what to do with this chic looking clutch.  Do I sell it? Keep it for myself? What do you think? Who wants to buy this from me? Um you know you want to...