My first Tulip purse was a size small, but it's plenty big enough for what I usually carry. I really like this bag because it is sturdy (thanks to iron on fleece) and opens wide to avoid digging for things. The only change I would make would be the length of the closure flap. I used a magnetic closure - the button is just for decoration - and I should have shortened the flap and put the magnet closer to the top of the purse. I like to keep my cell phone in the outside pocket, and the way that the flap overlaps the top of the pocket makes it inconvenient.
My second bag was from the petite size pattern. I used a loop and button closure on this one but I much prefer the magnet. The pink trim along the top of the pocket was my own addition. I just thought the "Zentangle" fabric needed a splash of color. The pattern also comes in large and jumbo - but I haven't tried them yet.
In my first Bag Lady post, I mentioned making the Updated Classic Duffle for Amanda, but I forgot to take a picture of the finished bag before she went home. I remembered it while I was visiting her recently, so here's her duffle bag. This is a super easy way to install a zipper in a fully lined bag. For details, refer back to the original post.
My niece, Kate, spent a weekend with us and she wanted to sew. This was rather spur of the moment, so I didn't have anything planned, but we found enough coordinating fabric to make pillowcases. Kate did a wonderful job! This is only her second time sewing.
|Kate made the medallion print and I used a retro Christmas print.|
This post is linked to Needlework Tuesday, hosted by Heather @ Books and Quilts; and Inspiration Monday, hosted by Trish at Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity.