Mirror Mirror Here I Stand. Who is the Fairest in the Land?
I purchased a stunning Lecien fabric in a Snow White storybook design from eBay UK to create this pair of everyday fabric handbags. I matched the first one with a red gingham lining and contrasting blue gingham trim. I used a music note lining and trim for the second version of the bag.
These handbags were sewn by partially following the reversible bag pattern in:
by Lisa Lam (Author), Amy Butler (Foreword)
I love that this fabric suits young or old alike. It is fun, fresh and the perfect accessory all year round. These handbags are bright, colourful and modern and the hint of gingham lends a retro twist.
Good Quality Gingham
I scoured the internet for a good quality gingham because I didn’t want a thin and flimsy polycotton. I found these two in red and blue at 250 gram weight per meter, also on eBay. Cottage Chic Gingham Check Linen Look 100% Cotton Fabric Width 110cm.
A Bag of Many Uses
The bags were fairly straightforward to make, inserting the base was the trickiest part.
I fell in love with the fabric and I’m really pleased how both the bags turned out. I think they’d make nice leisure day bags, picnic bags, or perfect for a walk in the park.
The fabric company behind Lecien was founded in 1933 in Japan. Although it didn’t get the name Lecien until 1992. It was originally called “Nomura Shoten” and it was based in the City of Kyoto. They started by importing and selling textiles, notions and lace. Lecien products are now exported and sold all over the world.