First, I apologize for the poor quality of the picture. My husband has taken the camera on a short trip, so I used my phone camera.
After wrestling with my little sewing machine last week, my mom graciously allowed me to borrow hers again. I suspect I need to sell enough purses to purchase a new machine now! This first purse is for my daughter. I bought this fabric several years ago intending to make outfits for my girls. Now that they are too big for "cute" in the little girl sense, I asked Natalie if she'd like a bag. I cut it out a few months ago, then had the orders come in, so it's taken me a bit to finish it. It's a nice roomy bag which she can use for overnight stays with friends. This weekend she's going to pack her clothes for camping in it. A girls must have a nice bag for camping, you know! LOL! There is a patch pocket inside divided into 2 sections.
This bag was also cut out a couple of months ago. I even started it and showed the beginnings on an earlier post. The directions did not call for quilting, but I opted to do that. After completing it, I realized it is rather bulky to try to sew through so many quilted layers with pleats using a standard sewing machine. I think if I do this one again I'll probably opt for just interfacing the panels.
Inside this very roomy bag there are patch pockets on both sides. I divided one into 2 sections, but left the other as one large pocket.
I'll be taking this Loribelle Bag to my Craft Fair in Splendora (near Houston), Texas next Saturday. Hopefully I will have some more made to go with this one.
I've discovered the most wonderful tool for this quilting. It's a quilt basting spray. It really holds the fabric to the batting so I can easily quilt and not get all the puckers I was dealing with on the earlier bags. I LOVE it!
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