The swatch purse is done! (blog-a-day challenge, day 24)

It’s done and I’m loving it! The swatch purse, that is. Here are the 12 fabrics I used (all designs by me): Now available: front: monochromabstract purple back: fruity slices flap: meadow * strap and top: large scale intricate heart* sides: dotty liner 1: monochromabstract red liner 2: illogical checkerboard* interior pocket: whimsical creatures* linerContinue reading “The swatch purse is done! (blog-a-day challenge, day 24)”

What I’m working on 6 (blog-a-day challenge, day 17)

Getting there with the swatch purse. Today I finished sewing the body of the handbag together and sewed the straps and flap to the body. Then I realized that the flap wasn’t laying right, so I added a filler piece to both the outside and liner and then reattached the flap. I’m still not 100%Continue reading “What I’m working on 6 (blog-a-day challenge, day 17)”

What I’m working on 5 (blog-a-day challenge, day 16)

Today I got back to working on the swatch purse. I sewed most of the body pieces of the purse together. I sewed sides first then the bottom. I cut 1/4″ square notches out at each corner to make the bottom easier to sew. Below, the liner portion is pictured to the left and theContinue reading “What I’m working on 5 (blog-a-day challenge, day 16)”

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

What I’m Working on 2 (blog-a-day challenge, day 12)

Today I continued with yesterday’s swatch purse project by cutting out the pieces and doing a little sewing. Below I’ve shown the cut pieces. The left picture shows the pieces for the outside and the flap; top right, the strap pieces; bottom right, the liner and pocket. The pieces for adding some depth to theContinue reading “What I’m Working on 2 (blog-a-day challenge, day 12)”