Thursday, April 9, 2009

My new convertible!

I've been thinking about this one for a long time. Probably since the time I made these clutch purses...

Yesterday I saw my chance and I grabbed it. The studio computer was at the computer doctor (very timely, on my one child-free day in a week when I have half a ton of patternmaking and instructions to do... couldn't work on anything at all). So all I could do was SEW.... what a shame, huh?

This is my Baguette pattern - made as a clutch.
The main fabric is from the Al Fresco range by Marcus Fabrics, and I think the other is a Baum Wyndham "Rhapsody" print (but don't quote me on that!).

So.... where's that convertible I was talking about...?

It becomes a handbag with a clip-on chain! I used small swivel hooks and silver nickel purse chain. Easy-peasy.

But that is not all... Oh no, that is not all I can do, said the cat! (Ok, I read too many Dr Suess books!).

It can also be a wristlet with a clip-on strap.

How...? I'm going to write a tutorial for this and a few other tricks I photographed while making this bag.

Stay tuned.... (I also have to write some instructions and do a spot of patternmaking...).

9 comments:

CurlyPops said...

I love a multifunctional bag! Fabulouso idea.

Karin said...

Brilliant!

handmaiden said...

love that fabric colour and that chain looks great...have a fab easter break

Cristin said...

Adorable! Great colors - and design!

Margaret said...

Ohhh my Myers-Briggs indicates that I like to change my mind, so this bag would suit me to a 'T'. I love it!

elizabeth said...

What a neat way to add versatility!
I'm totally digging those fabrics, too!

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

It was most likely intentional Nikki but your placement of the green petaled flower on the left there looks great! I thought it was a flower brooch at first! Love the versatility of this bag. Good work.

our shabby cottage said...

I love it Nikki. I love the fact that you have added bits to it to make it 3 bags/purses in one!

Katherine said...

Just beautiful! You are just so clever and talented.
mmmm... those fabrics are so yummy together....