The perfect handbag is pink

A good handbag for me needs not only to be safe (closable in case of thieves) but sturdy, attractive, fit my style and big enough for the things I want to carry with me every day. The cute ones in stores are often too small for my needs. I don?t want a sports bag or a suit case, don?t get me wrong, but I need to bring my gear!

Hello Kitty handbag with inside pocket

A good handbag needs to fit my diary, a couple of pens, the novel I?m reading, my wallet and sometimes a knitting project too! Not much to ask for right? But often it is the soft cover book and the diary that causes problems because many handbags are too narrow to fit two books. The best solution to this problem is to make a bag yourself! And the one I did last is one of my favourites so far. It?s just perfect. I love it!

It has two panels of Hello Kitty fabric in bright candy pink and a striped side/bottom fabric that goes very well with the style of the bag. It?s lined with a cotton fabric that feels a big waxy which is good for resisting dirt. Both the lining fabric and the striped one are thrifted finds that I really like, and the Hello Kitty was irresistible to me!

My very pink Hello Kitty handbag

I?ve made two inside pockets, one that fits some pens (yes, they are pink) and one on the opposite side that is perfect for my cell phone and keys. Mom helped me with the opening and then I hand sewed the lining to the zipper on the inside which took me some time, but actually I enjoy to hand sew when it?s not too much.

Hello Kitty handbag

Nothing more to say about this little cutie I think.

Oh, I love it, did I mention that?!

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11 Responses to The perfect handbag is pink

  1. Alison Gibbs says:

    What a cute bag.
    Alison

  2. Christine Drev0 says:

    The purse you created is fabulous; I hope you make more and place them in your Etsy shop!!!!

    Christine

  3. Kelly says:

    Thats cute!!! It looks professionally done too~good job!!

  4. Laney says:

    it is very cute…wow such a tailored look. I have to confess though, I’d need a bigger bag, you should see the load of stuff I carry around, a couple quilt books, an embroidery handbook, embroidery thread oh yeah and a QUILT!…lol, I get to work on my quilt during my lunch break…yeah!
    Glad you have created such a lovely solution to keeping your gear with you.

  5. carina says:

    Cool stuff!

  6. Cina says:

    Den ?r helt otrooooligt s?t!!! Love it!!

  7. Tashya says:

    That bag is too cute

  8. NancyB says:

    So cute! I love Hello Kitty! Even though I am not much into pink (think I’ve said that before lol)but I would definately sport one of these bags!! Great work! Nicely done! xo Nance

  9. Linda Hanes says:

    Love the Hello Kitty bag! Thanks again for stopping at my blog. The yummy sweet treats in your other post look good too!

  10. ?stman says:

    I miss your wallet lying on a desk in front of me at Str?mb?ck and that you would always drag that big pink thing with you at the fika break and that we always deserved a treat because we were suuuch talented writers.

  11. ?stman says:

    Oh, and did I mention that I love using my English skills even when I don’t have to? Like right now? No? Yes? ;)

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