Archive for September, 2009

A Tidier Purse, I Hope

September 28, 2009

I got this pattern from the Ghee’s booth at the ASG conference in July.  It’s the “Portapockets Purse Insert” by Studio Kat designs.  I put it together out of red and orange hand-dyed fat quarters.

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It’s got 5 elastic-top pockets, a zippered pocket, credit card slots and elastic pen loops.  The pattern is generally excellent — very detailed instructions, drawings where appropriate, everything fits together like it should.  I made a couple of changes — I replaced the ID pocket with another set of credit card slots and extended the elastic pen loops from seam to seam.  The only flaw I found in the pocket was in the recommendation to use “extra-wide” double fold bias tape.  Either I misunderstood her directions or she uses a different brand from the one Hancocks sells, but my bias tape was too wide and I had to cut it down.  A minor problem in the grand scheme of things.

Now to see if it can help me find a pen when I need one!

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Time For A New Sewing Chair?

September 27, 2009

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I thought so…

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