Hearts (I Love Life) Handbag

What you will need

  • Cotton medium-weight canvas for exterior
  • cotton (quilting) for lining
  • 1" webbing for handle/straps
  • silver hardware
  • polyester zippers
  • silver magnetic snap for top closure.

Q&A with Sarah Huerta

Sarah Huerta asked:
This is my new, all-purpose handbag. :D Love it!
Sarah Huerta answered:
@Creativewan: I found my hardware at Pacific Trimming (pacifictrimming.com). Those particular pieces are: (4) 1" Screw Rod Hanger, 13mm Dome Nail Head (I used 12 total), and the 1 1/2"Purse Turn Lock (for front pocket). Pacific Trimming is my favorite place to get my handbag hardware. Oh, and the straps are simply the 1" cotton webbing available from fabric.com. I used a fusible webbing/tape to adhere the straps to the bag while constructing the front and back, and then stitched them in place. :D
cozynestdesign asked:
That looks so professional! Where did you find that fabric?
Sarah Huerta answered:
Oh my gosh, I apologize for the late reply! I found the fabric on fabric.com. It was on clearance, but you may still be able to find it if you search for "Premier Prints I Heart U Twill French Blue". I think you can still find it with other sellers. :D
DruryS asked:
Love the fabric! Very nicely done.
Sarah Huerta answered:
Thank you! I've been using this bag exclusively for months now, and I'm proud of the way it held up. :D
emmalei asked:
super cute! This looks so fun!
Sarah Huerta answered:
Thank you so much! I really like to try to find playful fabrics for my handbags to walk the line between adult feminine style and youth style. I like to think that women can have both worlds: a fun, colorful, and rich accessory that is fundamentally practical and adult in its utility. :D