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The Lauren Bag

The Lauren Bag
The Lauren Bag
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Make a custom handbag this spring!

From the blogger: "You can never have enough bags in your handmade collection! Add The Lauren Bag to your next project list. Measuring 15 inches wide and 12 inches high and made with sturdy canvas and fleece interfacing, this bag is sure to be your favorite go-to accessory this spring. Accent with some fabric flowers and leather straps to give it a designer feel. This will definitely be the talk of town at your next get-together. You can also customize to include inner pockets. Show off your handmade skills with this beauty."

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byMachine

Difficulty LevelEasy

Materials List

  • Fabric (blogger used Arleen Hillyer for Birch Organic Fabrics, Tall Tales, CANVAS, Buttermilk Shroom)
  • Strap
  • Leather flowers
  • Zipper

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this is a lovely shaped bag. I have made several, at 70% size, of different fabrics, including straps. It would be perfect if there was a way to attach straps before body assembly.

Using canvas fabric for is cute little bag makes a lot of sense and will help it to last longer! As an alternative, you could make the straps with cording and fabric cut on the bias sewn around it. Or you could make flat straps reinforced with thicker weight interfacing out of the canvas fabric itself or a coordinating fabric. Adding inside pockets as suggested is a really practical touch. Thanks for a great project!

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