This beaded trim from the upholstery department in the local fabric store is really neat. I love the long strands that catch the light and have such movement.
I have long thought that this kind of trim would be so pretty on a bag. I had the perfect fabric to go with it too, this lovely print from Timeless Treasurers.
So I designed a new pattern to use them both. This is the result! A fully quilted bag, with a gathered bottom for extra space inside.
Completely machine sewn, there is no hand work needed. But, now I need two pattern testers to see if the instructions are written well and the dimensions are correct.
The body of the purse is quilted, and there is a pocket inside.
If you would like to be a pattern tester, you need to be able to make the purse and email a picture back to me within a couple of weeks. I am hoping for maybe two to three weeks to get feedback, at the latest February 14.
I need to do this before I publish the pattern. You’ll get a pdf copy of the pattern, complete with assembly pictures.
For pattern testing purposes, you can use any kind of trim, just be able to sew the trim into place per the instructions. It doesn’t have to be this kind of beaded trim. You’ll need 1 yard of focus fabric (yes you could piece scraps), and one-half yard of solid color for the yoke. You’ll also need batting for quilting. If you would like to be one of testers still needed, leave a comment on this post. I’ll get back to you via email. I plan to make another one myself, in a different colorway and with a pieced bottom.
The pattern will be very inexpensively priced, and I have some of that fabric in my Etsy store if you love it too. It is supposed to start snowing tonight, and we should have 10 inches by Friday night. Woohoo, snowed in for sewing, LOL!!! I just need to get peanut butter, soup, and a few other necessities before I get home from work today. Thanks, and have fun sewing!