I took one sewing class this past fall- so I had some limited sewing experience- (I never had a home economics class in high school.) I had to read the instruction manual, and I did some practice work on a colorful strip of fabric as you can see:
I really wanted to do something crafty and was inspired by the madras plaids in the purses I talked about in my previous post, so I bought some wooden handles and fabric at the store. What I didn't buy- unfortunately- was a pattern, and I couldn't find anything online. Since it turned into a pretty nasty day- I couldn't go to the store and buy one, so I thought about it a little and decided to dive right in and go for it!!! I used the grocery store circular to cut a pattern.
Then I used the paper to cut out my fabric- I used the polka dot fabric for the inside lining and the plaid for the outside...
And Ta-dah!!!!!!! It turned out ok! I still need to figure out how to finish the top seams and then I need to sew the buttons and make the button holes, but I think I did a pretty decent job for a first try--- plus I have a lot of extra fabric for another try if things go bad!
Midwest Pup wasn't really interested in the purse making.... he pretty much slept all day. He is currently curled up inside my shirt. What a bum.
Have a great weekend everyone. We are looking at houses in Wilmette and Evanston (Northern Suburbs) tomorrow morning so wish me luck! Have a nice Easter Sunday if you celebrate it! PDD- thanks for the help with the craft project!