I'm excited to share with you my 2nd attempt at the Sugar and Spice Handbag from Christine over at ChrisW Designs. It is a perfect bag for the intermediate sewist who is looking to learn a few new technique, like...
- adding rivets
- using hardware
- adding a zipper closure
- adding piping
The piping was easy to add around the pockets, but when it came to the top edge, I began to get a little frustrated. I guess I should mention that this is a concealed carry purse, so I have a few extra layers on the back side. This made adding the piping a little more difficult. It would have been a breeze otherwise. If you are clueless about piping and do not even know where to begin, then I recommend Christine's tutorial HERE. She shows you how to make your own piping, but I chose to go the easy route and buy piping that is already made. Thank heavens they had the perfect color and size for my project!
Janelle from Emaline Bags has the cutest metal labels!!!
This lining is so cute, but it frays like the dickens! That also made sewing in the piping even more difficult, but somehow it turned out just fine.
I highly recommend this pattern, along with ALL of Christine's patterns. If you are wanting to learn how to sew bags, check out her store and either try out some of her free patterns or try a beginner pattern. You will not regret it! :)
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