What I’m working on 3 (blog-a-day challenge, day 13)

Today was my third day of working at the fabric swatch handbag.

First, I edge stitched the flap and worked on the inside pocket. I used a magenta thread for the stitching on both. The inside pocket is meant to hold a pad of paper and a few pens. In the picture below, I’ve left the blue painter’s tape that I used as a guide when making the pen slots.

I did mean to edge stitch the pocket as well, but by the timeĀ  I noticed my mistake, I’d sewn a couple rows already (and also taken out a few rows of stitching), so I left it as is.

swatch purse day 3 flap pocket

I also sewed the strap pieces together, and added some of the extra swatch for more length. I am hoping the strap will be long enough for a crossbody purse. Finally, I cut some interfacing 1″ wide and about the length of the strap. This will make the strap a little more substantial, which I’ve found in the past to be a good idea.

swatch purse day 3 strap

Tomorrow I plan to finish the strap, and maybe move on to assembling the body of the purse.

Thanks for stopping by!

Published by lalalamonique

Artist and fabric designer living in the beautiful Adirondacks of NY State.

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