School let out Tuesday of last week. In this first week of my summer vacation, I had to deal with a sick husband. He doesn't do sick well at all. He's finally on the mend now so I can have my crafty time back! Yay!!
Here's this weekend's project, my first sewn purse from a real pattern.
I've been sewing in some form or fashion since I was about 5 or 6 years old. I can hand sew, embroider and machine sew. I learned to sew without the need of a pattern which means when I have an idea in my head, I've sat down with fabric, scissors and a tape measure to just start cutting. Scary, huh? During my years as a historical re-enactor, I also learned how to make an outfit based solely on a picture. Lots of trial and error occurred then but I now understand fit and fabrics much better as a result.
So, yeah, I'm excited about the fact that I sat down with someone else's pattern and made that item! Go me! Pattern language is like Greek to me. I understand how it's done but the terminology is just bizarre. Ah well, here's my new purse! :D
Simplicity pattern 2168. I made a special trip to JoAnns yesterday to choose my pattern and fabrics. I've never worked with D rings or swivel hooks so that in itself was a learning experience. You can't tell from the picture but the front vine patterned fabric is an exterior pocket.
Here's a picture of the hardware placement. What is cool about this pattern is that you can adjust the length simply by repositioning the swivel hooks.
EDIT: I finished my zipper pouch! Wheee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I used this wristlet pattern from JavaJem. :D