Added Jul 21, 2010
This is a purse that I started working on over Christmas break. Then, school started again, and I didn’t finish it til this summer. But I did finish it, for which I am proud! Especially since the pieces of material and tissue paper had been sitting underneath our bed gathering dust and grossness for half a year…
I got this pattern thinking it would be larger – say, tote size, or big enough to put my gym stuff in. Not so! Do they even tel you that anywhere on the envelope? I don’t know because I lost the envelope. Anyway, it’s a nice shoulder bag size, I can fit a notebook and some smaller books in it to take to class.
The thing I don’t really get on this pattern is the pleated part on the bottom. It doesn’t make the bag any roomier. It doesn’t make the bag more stylish. Who knows. Also, why don’t the instructions tell you to sew the handles on between the facing and the outer part? That would look better than just slapping them over the outside.
At least it’s functional, and I used up some scraps lining it, which was fun.
Lessons learned -
1. Screw the directions, sew the handles how you want.
2. Figure out how big it is BEFORE you sew it.
leftover cotton print for the lining
misc clearance upholstery material? for the outside
button – still to be sewn on
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