Last summer I purchased a purse pattern and cut out the pieces for it. But there were so many pieces, it seemed too complicated for me to make. So I set it aside. After we moved, I put the bag on top of my sewing table where its sat for almost five months.
Yesterday I decided it was time to give it a go. I didn’t get very far yesterday; I was able to make the pleats and pin the pockets into place.
I realized that the pattern is much easier if you take it one step at a time. So my next few posts will focus on this purse pattern. I will take pictures as I go along to show the progress I made. It really won’t be a tutorial, but you might take away a few tips for your future projects.
Because this is a test pattern for me (I always test a new pattern before making it for someone else) there will be bumps along the way. I also decided not to waste my precious interfacing. It won’t be as stable, but it will give me a good idea of whether or not I attempt to make it again.
I’m excited to let you in on this journey. Really, this purse has been lurking in the shadows. I was intimidated. Until yesterday. So I’m excited to begin this next challenge.
I hope you’ll join me for my next post where I’ll add pictures and update the status of this purse. It will take a week or two to finish because I have other projects to work on. But it WILL get done!
What are you making this week? Join me on Wednesday as I update the status on this new purse!