Gingham Snow White Bags with Lecien Fabric

Snow White Gingham Fabric Handbags

Snow White Lined Gingham Fabric Handbags

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.

 

Snow White Bag with Gingham Print, Matching Red Gingham Lining and Contrast Blue Gingham Trim

Snow White Bag with Gingham Print, Matching Red Gingham Lining and Contrast Blue Gingham Trim

These handbags were sewn by partially following the reversible bag pattern in:

The Bag Making Bible: The Complete Guide to Sewing and Customizing Your Own Unique Bags

by Lisa Lam (Author), Amy Butler (Foreword)

The Bag Making Bible By Lisa Lam

Bag Making Bible

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.

You Are Never Too Old To Be Young - Snow White

You Are Never Too Old To Be Young – Snow White

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.

Cottage Chic Gingham Check -100% Cotton

Cottage Chic Gingham Check -100% Cotton

A Bag of Many Uses

The bags were fairly straightforward to make, inserting the base was the trickiest part.

Snow White Gingham Fabric lecien Bags

Snow White Lecien Fabric Bag with Gingham Check Background and Lining

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.

 

Snow White Lecien Fabric Bag with Gingham Background and Lining

Snow White Lecien Fabric Bag

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.

What Do You Do When Things Go Wrong? Oh! You Sing a Song!

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7 Comments

  1. Oh Kirsty, your bags are lovely! I especially love how you’ve used the blue gingham on the bias for the bag’s trim and straps. Really…I think you are well on your way to sewing a shirt!! Enjoy the journey!

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