Here’s a fun bag called the Gracie Bag from Lazy Girl Designs. It’s very easy to make and it’s something even a beginner could do. The Lazy Girl Design patterns are great because they are well-written and have lots of pictures. You could complete the purse just by looking at the pictures (although I wouldn’t recommend it).
The classic style and details on this bag make this a fashionable bag for most any occasion – it definitely does not look “homemade.” I rounded the tab on my bag for a more finished look. I also used a different color top thread and bottom thread so that that edge stitching on exterior and lining matched the fabric appropriately. This is a small thing, but these details can make a difference!
In other news, there are a few things in the works for this month:
- Free Pattern (it’s a surprise, but a quick easy one, perfect for summer)
- Giveaway (sometime in the next two weeks)
- Reader Survey (I want to get some information on what you’d like to see on the blog).
Keep it Thimble!