Time for a New Bag

I haven’t made myself a handbag for quite some time. I think I’m going to hop on the La Rue handbandwagon. The La Rue bag was carried by Anne Hathaway in “The Devil Wears Prada.”

HotPatterns put a free download here. I grabbed it off the site and started cutting. I’m making mine from a really cool harlequin goatskin that I bought from Kashi about two years ago. It was begging to be made into a bag, but the inspiration was a while in coming. I’m using plain leather that I bought from Leather Suede Skins in NYC for the back. I cut it out yesterday:

I’m debating about what to line it with – Georgene suggested a faille, but I would like to line it with leather, at least at the top where the handle is. I have to buy more leather to do that, though. We’ll see. I may run to Fabric Place and see what colors of Pack Cloth they have in stock. If they have a dark brown or a tan, I may use that. Stay tuned…

Happy Sewing!

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