Thursday, April 2, 2009
The Patchwork Bag
Here it is! The purse is finally finished and I couldn't be happier. I was tired of carrying around the last bag I made, and frankly a little embarrassed. I have learned so much more about sewing since that last bag, and have become so much better at it. I'm glad to have something now that actually shows what I am capable of even if it isn't everything I initially sketched into the pattern.
The bag is 11 1/4 inches tall, 16 1/2 inches long and 5 1/2 inches wide. It is very large. Now I can accumulate more things than I ever thought possible over the next several months and wonder if I need something larger when I go to make the winter model.
This last picture I don't like so much, but it does show the other side of the bag.
I really like how it turned out. My husband has requested that I make another one for my mother-in-law's birthday coming up. I am thinking of writing that one up as a tutorial(that should take away some of the confusion from the comments on my sneak peek).
I'm going fabric shopping for her bag on Friday, so I hope to get my other little projects finished in the meantime...and to get my mind made up on the tutorial business by then.