Well, finally I can show you my handbag with grommets. One of the “list” to-do’s. The reason it took so long was due to my daily panic attacks. I wanted to get it finished, but the What If’s beat me down.
On DAY 6, after hubby casually said, “You haven’t finished that YET.” I bit the bullet, picked up the scissors, took a deep breath and cut. One inch holes. Into my just finished handbag. In my mind, I was hoping and wishing. Hoping I didn’t make a boo-boo on the hole sizing. Wishing I could be finished already. 😀
Adding grommets is kind of scary, no? You spend hours (days) making something only to take the scissors to it and cut out holes. Huh!! Does that make any sense!!
But I am all good. Over the fear of “what if” and the unknown. It wasn’t so bad. A lot of measuring and marking. I didn’t take any photos of the measuring and marking. Only because it kept changing. And then finally I decided on THE SPOT to cut. Picked up the scissors and punched a hole.
I think they look great. For my first try. I even pried off one by sticking a flat screwdriver into the slot and wiggled it off. Then I snapped the grommet back in place. It worked!! I wanted to see for myself what the instructions said would happen. They were 100% correct. I am really pleased. I now have a new Go-To-Embellishment.
It measures 16″ L, 13″ H and 4″ W.
I don’t have a name for it. Maybe Tall Drink-of-Water. It is kind of tall. I’ll have to think of something clever for when I list it on Etsy.
Fully lined, one inside pocket, one outside pocket, magnetic closure. Nice and sturdy. Fusible fleece ironed to outside fabrics, pellon ironed to the lining, double panel of heavy pellon stitched to the bottom bed. Fusible fleece in the straps.
Straps are adjustable. Two handles or one long strap over the neck.
To this.. No pattern. My own design and creation.
Yay!! One more project completed. Picking up my pen. Crossing Handbag with Grommets off the list. I will keep working on the MAY List until they are either finished or progress made.
Well, that does it for me. I have enjoyed making this handbag. BROWN!! You know how much I love brown!! And polka dots.
Come back tomorrow to see what else I have been working on. Don’t change that channel!!