I am happy to report another one of my backlogged projects was completed yesterday:
My husband was designated as “Official Tote Holder” for the photo session. It’s really a purse, but I was worried he’d balk at being the “Official Purse Holder” and it could be a tote, honest it could. LOL
This was a pattern in an old AQS magazine, and I really wanted to try the 2 color tuck technique. Tried it, am not sure I like it, but I tried it. That left me with a tucked purse insert. What to do with that insert? Make the purse, of course.
It was a more complicated project than I thought – lots of top stitching, lots of inserts, a pieced lining – that was my choice, and a zipper that had a zipper placket and a zipper facing. All techniques I’ve never tried before. The straps even have fancy stitching down the center – all straight from the instructions.
Will I make another one of these? No way, no how. I like bigger purses, less structured purses, and purses with pockets, lots and lots of loverly pockets. Am I glad I made this purse? Oh yes. I stretched my brain by learning some new sewing techniques. It is oh so good to learn something new everyday, and I learned lots with this project.