Supplies: 1/2 yard exterior fabric, 1/2 yard lining fabric, 1 yard fusible interfacing, magnetic snap, sewing machine, matching thread, ironing board, iron, straight pins, fabric scissors
Time: several hours depending on your sewing ability
It’s my mom’s birthday! My mom loves bags, so I really wanted to make a purse for her. I was a little nervous about this project because I’m not the strongest seamstress and my attempts at sewing have often failed miserably. But a search on Pinterest led me to this really awesome free pattern called the Phoebe bag. I was pretty sure I could make it successfully and I DID! I can’t wait to give this bag to my mom!
If I were to do a step-by-step picture walk through of this bag the post would go on forever, so I’ll just do a quick overview. You should really check out the pattern. It’s so clearly explained that even I can do it successfully!
There’s a simple printable pattern that you tape together and pin to the fabrics and interfacing. You line up the center of the pattern with the fold of the fabric to get a whole side of the purse.
I used a damp cloth and a hot iron to fuse the interfacing to the lining.
I successfully made my first darts!
I think my favorite part of the process was when I sewed the outside fabric pieces together and it actually looked like a bag!
I thought I took more pictures between that one and the finished purse, but I guess I was too excited! Are you ready? Here’s my first successful pattern sewing project! Yay!
Here’s the cool magnetic snap closure.
And the inside pocket.
I’m really proud of myself and I am so excited to give my mom her new bag! Happy birthday, Mom!
I hope everyone is having a lovely Thanksgiving!