I think it must be every lady's quest in life to find the ultimate handbag. I find leather handbags too heavy so I have been meaning for many years to make myself the all time handbag but I can never find the right material that suits all my colour needs.
Lately, I have been in search of this elusive fabric and it has often struck me that the best fabrics are used for cushions. I often see a cushion and think, hey, that would make a great handbag. Well, this weekend I found this gorgeous owl cushion and I thought - YES, I'm going to make a handbag of that. I had an old pair of pinstripe trousers that had become threadbare in places and I kept it for 8 years (!) with the intention of making a bag with it sometime. I realised that I could use it for lining, pockets and a strap. So inside the Owl I added lining with a zip pocket and two open pockets for my Sony walkman and phone and added a zip at the top. So here it is:
Think I am in search of another cushion to make a summer bag now!