For Christmas this year, I decided to make a few presents. I made reversible bags, cookies in a jar, iPad covers and this tie front purse with a pattern by Ali Foster Patterns. I love creating gifts for friends and family! I also love that they have something unique and all their own!
I made this particular tie front bag for my brother’s girlfriend. My original thought was to have the cherry fabric be the lining and the red be the main bag fabric. I decided to make it with the cherries on the outside because it was black and would hide wear better than the red. I can’t wait to make more of this bag!
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So it seems that the All the Frills bag and the Sophia Hobo bag are OUT! And that means the bag with the most votes is….
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As a Christmas gift for my cousin, I made this handbag. I saw this pattern on Etsy from alifosterpatterns. I have purchased other patterns from her Etsy store before. I loved this pattern for the front frill, it’s what had drawn me to the pattern in the first place.
The material is wild but is really soft. Since animal print is “IN” this season, I thought it was appropriate. I found the red and white polka dot fabric and thought it would be a nice contrasted lining. I will be making this bag again for sure! It was a very easy pattern to follow and I feel like the possibilites and combinations of fabric and styles are endless!