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.


Rachel said... #

What a beautiful bag. I love the red and grey! Gorgeous!

Quiltstory said... #

Super cute bag and pattern! Love it! Love the fabrics you chose! :) Thanks for linking up!

Lisaleh said... #

This is really lovely. I particularly like the button! PS - found you via Quilt Story.

Svetlana said... #

What a wonderful bag. You did such a great job. Very pretty.

Catherine said... #

wow, gorgeous bag!

Katy Cameron said... #

Very cute, love the fabric and the button

Laura said... #

It's Great

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said... #

super cute bag! Love how it turned out.

Pieces to Love said... #

Cute bag, I love it!

Anita said... #

You did a great job. I've made a few bags from this pattern myself and hope to make one more before Christmas! I love your fabrics. It's a great pattern and it comes together super easy and super fast. =) Thanks for sharing.

Sweet Pea Totes said... #

I Love how it turned out Rebecca! You did a great job! Thank you so much for the review. So glad you liked the pattern.

**nicke... said... #

what a cute bag and you did such a great job! i love it!

Jenniffier said... #

What a wonderful bag. It looks so lovely.

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Sue said... #

LOVE it! The fabric is fabulous too :)

Robin said... #

Super cute bag! Such great details and the fabrics you chose are lovely.