December 19, 2011
Sweet Pea Totes ~ Classy Curvy Handbag
This is my first time using a pattern from Sweet Pea Totes. The designer Mary is a bag-maker extraordinaire and has MANY beautiful finished bags in addition to her patterns in her shop. The unique thing about this pattern, is that it is one of four designs that you can purchase as an E-book or through Simplicity as a printed pattern. The E-book is great for beginners or someone that likes more detailed instructions - it is 32 pages long and full of photographs and easy to follow step-by-step instructions. The Simplicity pattern is your typical paper pattern and all the instructions fit on one side of the fold-out sheet; a second bag pattern is included in the same envelope.
The fabric I used is from Anthology's Rendezvous line and the button was picked up from Jo-Ann's. The bag came together quite easily and I love how many details are included in the design. The finished bag is quite roomy, making it great for carrying a few extra things or a lunch. This is definitely a pattern I would make again.
Linking up to Manic Monday, Take-A-Look Tuesday and Fabric Tuesday.