I made a bag!
Guys, I'm pretty proud of this.
The black plastic-y leather looking fabric I used was an off-cut in the bargain bin at The Range.
The lace on top is an old net curtain and I got the idea to add that from a re-style on Studs and Pearls.
I was able to sew this fabric using the sewing machine which was a relief otherwise my plans for the bag would have been ruined.
I also added some velvet ribbon round the edge of the flap because I thought it already has leather and lace, why not add another trend!
The strap is a detachable strap from another bag which I can clip on and off the metal rings which are from some old key rings.
I think my favourite part of the whole bag is the lining.
Firstly because I actually managed to sew lining, and second because it's pink and stripy.
The fabric is from an old pillow case but I'm not sure whose because I don't recognise it as one of ours...
The bag fits everything I regularly carry!
My diary (yep, I kick it old school with a paper planner, rather than using the calendar on my phone), my purse, my glasses, my phone and I made sure to sew a little pocket onto the lining for my keys because otherwise I'll lose them at the bottom of the bag.
For the closure on the bag I've used self-adhesive magnet strips.
They're not that strong so I'll see how they go. They're not strongly stuck on so I can always change them for something else.
I just didn't want something that I had to sew onto the bag which might pull and rip the fabric.
I've used it a few times and it hasn't fallen apart yet, so it's going well!