I was so pleased of the outcome of this handbag for many reasons. For one, it was my first attempt of making a handbag from scratch. Secondly, everything including the tote itself was made from recycled items. Thirdly, I used my new Janome 4120 to create it. Not to mention, my mother who is quite the seamstress herself was surprised I was able to accomplish such a task. Thanks mom! Anyways, here is the finish project. Doesn't it look like something you would find at Anthropologie?
Purple Base: From an old cardigan at the thrift store
Strap: Leftover fabric my mother gave me
Pin: Flea Market
Lace: Estate Sale