Thursday, April 22, 2010

Seaside Sunset - summer inspired handmade fabric messenger purse.

I've fallen in love with designer Tina Givens' fabrics! Not only are her styles romantic and appealing, but her COLORS are so cheerful and bright!

This summer fabric collection is called "Olivia's Holiday". The colors are reminiscent of a holiday by the sea, and I'm equally inspired because they remind me of a beautiful sunset of multi colored pinks across a clear blue sky, and reflected against an emerald green sea.

My first bag in my "summer series" is this large messenger style bag sewn with 5 different fabrics. The outside front and back, is composed of a pink chandelier pattern over a sky blue background, as shown here:

And, the flap is a composed of pink and green fleur-de-lis motifs over a background of blue and green stripes.

The inside is lined in hot pink satin, as well as a third Tina Givens fabric.

There are three inside pockets - one large and roomy zippered pocket, and two envelope pockets - one in hot pink satin and the other in candy pink taffeta. Both are decorated with a band of fancy machine stitching across the top. Pens or pencils store inside the larger pocket, and keys store inside the smaller on a small attached swivel clip.

2 magnetic snaps are used - one for closing the main bag, and a smaller one for holding the flap securely closed.

The handle, made from two complimentary fabrics, is adjustable, allowing it to be worn as a shoulder purse, (across-the-body on petite ladies), as a shorter shoulder strap, an arm strap, and also as a waist purse, as shown.

If you like the bag, please stop by my shop to see more. I'll be featuring more of my latest creations in the days ahead.

Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

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  1. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors! You were right, her designs are just great. You have such a talent too. I sewed a pillow case once and ended up not being able to fit the pillow in. :) I can't wait to see what you create next.