While I was at Mom's in Nov. I made all these simple handbags for Christmas gifts for all the girls in my family. I did not have a pattern I just took what I had left of a Fat Quarter added some batting and backing in rectangle shape , I folded in half sewed 2 side seams and then on the bottom I pinched it and made another seam to get the flat look .
Then I cut 3 more strips, one extra wide for a cuff and 2 same size for straps ,cut 2 small squares for extra pockets and bingo, simple hand bag .
This one is done with 4 patch squares and 4 in. squares
and is larger than the first one.
These 2 are smaller and all of them are machine quilted ,
some of them I made crochet flowers with a button on them .
These were made from left over patches of quilts .
My sister Rexa asked for 3 .
This one I made the flower you saw on another post ,
I like it on the bag but it does not have to stay there,I have yet to find out if she likes it .
I made this one for my sister Tina's Granddaughter ,it matches the quilt Mom made.All of the larger bags have a heavy peice of cardboard on bottom for better shape ,the little ones still need the cardboard.