Katie’s second project
My niece Katie really wanted to sew another project on her new sewing machine before she left today. She wanted a purse to match her new skirt. I had plenty of fabric left over. We researched what purse pattern to use on the internet and we both really liked this one we found on Etsy from Puperita’s shop. It seemed the perfect size and pretty easy to sew. A perfect project for a new beginner.
We couldn’t find any other purse that rivaled the cuteness of this purse, so I bought the PDF download. We cut it out, fused the interfacing and sewed the entire purse in about 2.5 hours. Not bad! Katie sewed almost the entire purse herself. I gave her a quick lesson on straight lines, curvy lines and pivot sewing the day before. She really had an instant feel for how to feed and guide the fabric. I think we have a new sewer on our hands, people! Here’s her stitch sampler.
I’ve marked the stitching lines that Katie sewed herself and my examples with our initials. She’s really that awesome. 🙂
And here’s Katie with her purse. She picked the lining fabric. She said she wanted a “surprise” on the inside.
Now is that professional work or what? Sorry to brag so much, but I’m so excited for her. One note, the only change I made to the pattern is that I added a velcro closure. It’s a pretty sweet pattern. I’m sure there’s a more efficient way to construct it, but I didn’t have time to figure it out today.
My other nieces now want a purse of their own. So we’re off now to shop my stash for the fabrics. Yeah!