Tuesday, 10 August 2010


Having made a start on my previous box/come flower holder, I got on to making some handbags to make pretty wrappings for little gifts. 

This was super simple to make so made a few!

All the DP is from American crafts with the solid cardstock from PTI or American Crafts also.  I used the Top Note die to make the fake fastener and a large fabric covered brad for this one with ribbon tied from back to front and around the brad to hold the top together.

The two below have slightly different fasteners.  I used a strip of cardstock, fixed at the back with double sided tape and then some stick and stick velcro tabs to the underside of the front and stuck a button on top.  I used a white pen to make the fake stitching.  They are pretty sturdy and will hold quite a lot.  I filled one with  bottles of bath salts, foam, face wash and clenser and it still held its shape when I picked up the bag by the handles.

I can put together some simple instructions  and will post if anyone is interested.

Be crafty!


  1. These are absolutely beautiful. I would love the instructions / tutorial if you don't mind sharing them.. You can email me at jmspanton@gmail.com

  2. Been working so hard on craft fair items but would love to make some of these for holding some goodies. Great help if you could email me the tutorial, thanks a bunch. Still looking over your amazing projects but have to break for some sleep but will check back in AM. justjackie2u@ymail.com

  3. Oops! I must really be tired because I didnt realize we have different time zones...It's 10pm here in NYC in United States.