Amy Butler 003IB In Town Bags - Drawstring Purse and Smart HandBag
to personalize with your own vintage and vintage inspired fabrics!
Materials List for the Handbag
1 yard of a vintage or new vintage inspired fabric, preferably a
mid weight to heavier weight cotton that will hold the shape of the
bag. Home decor fabrics are great for this project too.
(or if you like.....choose one 1/2 yard of fabric for the exterior of the handbag and a
different 1/2 yard of fabric for the lining and interior pockets.)
1 mid size decorative button for the Handbag front.
1 small decorative button for the Handbag back.
6" of 1/4" wide ribbon for the Handbag closure.
Note: Using vintage jewelry pins is another quick way to jazz up
your Handbag and make it unique. You can use the pin in place of
your decorative button on the front or use both!
Finished Dimensions:10"wide x 10"tall with handles.
Materials List for the Drawstring Purse
1/3 yard of coordinating fabric scraps (measuring at least 30² long)
of vintage or vintage inspired fabrics for the outside of the purse
and for the handles and drawstring.
1/3 yard of a second coordinating solid or print fabric for the
NOTE: I prefer to use mid-weight to slightly heavier weight cottons.
Pencil or fabric marking chalk
Optional: 22" each of 2 different ribbons for applique detail on
the outside of the purse. You can also embellish your purse with
great buttons, beads or vintage jewelry pins. A row of beaded
fringe would be great across the bottom edge of this bag! You would
need 10" of beaded fringe.
Finished Dimensions:10" wide x 14" tall with handles.
Highly Recommend GREAT BAG!!!
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? exactly
Were the instructions easy to follow? very easy
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? it looks very professional if you follow ALL topstitching suggestions
Easy & Great for Beginners Pattern Description: two handbags are posted on the cover of the pattern- the smart handbag (a small tailored handbag) and a drawstring purse.
Pattern Sizing:10" x 10" with handles
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yesh!! I am so happy w more...
Highly Recommend Pattern Description:
The Smart Bag
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Yep! It sure did!
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Yes, but I make lots of bags and didn't have to follow the directions verbatim. Regar more...
Highly Recommend Edit at the bottom of this review: 4/5/08
This is a pattern review, but in my head I've been calling it The Great Timtex Experiment. :-)
A pattern for two purses - one is a structured rectangular bag that is 10" X 10" (incl. handles) when finished. The other is a drawstring more...
Highly Recommend Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?Yes I think so. You tell me. :)
Were the instructions easy to follow? super easy. typical Amy very wordy, but easy over all. I think I would rather have all her words, than to not have any. Some times more...