Remember my fat bottom bag? This one? Well, it’s been re-done somewhat. I wasn’t completely happy with the handles, they were a little slippery. And I wanted a closure, something I tried to add AFTER I had the handles sewn in. Well, like the lining, I learned inner closures like snaps or magnets need to be done before the flap is sewn down over the handles.
Plus, I made the bag for Joni and really liked the handles on that one. Remember, this blue one? Yep, this one. I really liked how the handles turned out, so I decided to take apart the handle portion of mine and and re-do it like the blue one. That meant I could find a button to use as a closure and it could double as a decoration. So here’s my updated fat bottom bag:
It almost looks like a whole new bag 😀 The closure isn’t actually a button, I couldn’t find any big enough that I liked. It’s a jewelry piece from the bead / jewelry area at Joann’s. And I already had the gold ribbon on hand. I think both the heart and the ribbon tie into the inside of the bag nicely.
I really like how well these turn out and how quickly they go. Now I need to think of who needs a new hand bag so I can make more 😉