I was recently given the opportunity to test out a new pattern by Sara of Sew Sweetness. If you don't follow her, she's well known for her bag patterns. I first found her after coming across pictures of her Aeroplane Bag on Instagram. Then I fell in love with her Ansel Camera Bag pattern (which I have plans to make this summer!), but it was still in the test phase.
This was my first time getting to test out a pattern for someone, and I'm so glad to find I wasn't completely over my head on this! It is a fun little bag - perfect to replace a purse and be handsfree, or as a preschooler's backpack.
I chose some fun coordinating fabrics from Michael Miller, with a soft solid pink for the lining. I had a rough time with the binding, and wish I'd followed her tips a little more closely for it, but overall, I'm really happy with how it turned out. I'd consider myself an advanced beginner (although I'm not really sure what that means), and it only took me a couple days to get this done. Instructions are really straightforward, and she includes lots of pictures to help keep things clear (which I am totally thankful for!).
If you're wanting to read more about the pattern, you can see Sara's post HERE, or go directly to her pattern shop.
It's been nice sewing again after the hiatus in S Korea (which I REALLY need to post pictures of!). What have you been up to? Summer vacation has only been here a week, and we've already marked 5 things off our Summertime To-Do list! This might be my busiest summer yet...
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