If you haven't yet, don't forget to go enter your Perfectly Pleated (or unpleated!) Clutch for your chance at the May giveaway! Entries close tomorrow (Friday).
This month we are working on the Teardrop bag. There are two size options, I've decided to make the small bag.
Before you do anything else, remember there is a pattern correction on the Large Teardrop Bag. Instructions for the small bag are okay, only the instructions for the large bag need to be updated. Make sure you check your book & see if this correction needs to be noted. Printings after November 15, 2010 should be corrected in the book, so yours might be okay, but please check to be sure!
I have a few changes in mind for this bag, nothing big, but I'll be sure to share them when I get it done. I've got my fabric cut out for the exterior of the bag, and will hopefully be able to get started on it this weekend. It doesn't look like it should be too difficult, but I guess we'll see!
I'm using the same purple fabrics that I did on this bag. So far I'm still going strong on my goal to use up my stash for the bags in this book! Chances are good I'll use the same fabric to make the matching Key Keeper Coin Purse next month (she's holding it in the photo below).
It's time to start thinking about what fabric you'd like to use for your Teardrop bag & get sewing! I look forward to seeing what you make this month. Remember you can upload photos & ask questions in the Flickr group as we go.
This month's giveaway is sponsored by Sharon at A Prairie Sunrise. I was lucky enough to be paired up with Sharon last year for the Sew, Mama, Sew bag swap & finally convinced her to get her blog started last fall. She's also the one who got me involved in the String Me Along quilting bee! Sharon is offering a custom piece of jewelry and a custom sketch book to this month's winner. Here are some examples of her beautiful work:
I can't decide which I like best, I love them all! :)
Until next time...