I have been neglecting my sewing machine lately.
It lives in my basement these days, so it's not the most inspiring place to visit when the leaves are turning and there's something warm simmering away in the kitchen.
Also I dug into a project that is a bit more than I can handle. (Okay, it's not. I'm just ignoring the shear scope of the task.) I decided to sew new box cushions for our camper. Our camper which - when we move to the country - will serve as an adorable little guest house. But only if I sew the darn cushions. So for now the cushions and loads of laminated cotton are strewn about my sewing room.
(Did you hear that? I said something about moving to the country. The dream is alive, dear friends!) Edited to say: don't get too excited. Nothing concrete, just dreaming and working and manifesting in that direction. I'll surely keep you posted...
So in the midst of all of my people falling to the flu of one sort or another for the whole of this week, I carved out time to throw together a new purse for myself while Sage and Lupine were reading and Pete was sleeping off this bug.
I love this pattern.
It takes longer to cut out than it does to sew, and it doesn't take long to cut out. Seven pieces plus a zipper if you wish. Fabric-wise it takes a single fat quarter plus less for the lining.
Just like the last ones I made (oh! here's another one!), I assemble the whole thing like my zip bag tutorial. Ideally I would have added topstitching on the zipper like I did last time, but I was hustling and forgot. I did add a bit of iron-on interfacing to the handle this time because after a year of daily use the yellow one got pretty gnarly.
As for inspiring other girlie sewing, I am contemplating this book. Hoping it has some solid boy patterns in it too.
Have any of you sewed from this? Intrigued by the mad ruffles and such.