Wow, I wish we had more sun so these would photograph better. These are some more bags for the batch to be sold locally (you Portland folk will have to wait a bit for more news on that one). They'll be going with the sets I already had made a bit ago. Of course, as soon as I said they were happening in 'twos', it stopped happening that way. Still, I hope there's something that connects them all--even if it's just the mix of vintage and new fabric on each one.
Last time I posted bags a few of you asked about patterns, and I can't remember if I answered that or not. I don't use patterns for my bags, generally I just start cutting-- not always the best strategy, but it usually works out okay. If you're thinking about making your first handbag, it's helpful to have a pattern as a guide. I like Amy Butler's bag patterns, particularly for beginners--her language is quite accessible. The Intown bag is a good start, I think. And there's also the great Super Eggplant tote tutorial that's quite helpful too.