The Scoop Tote is a medium to large sized bag with finished dimensions of 18″ Wide x 13″ High (excluding handles) x 3″ Thick that a confident beginner could easily sew. The design includes scalloped, “scoop” details along the upper purse edges as well as pleats at the top where the straps are attached. The pattern offers two strap lengths (18″ vs. 22″), and I chose the longer option which makes placing the bag straps on my shoulder a simple task with one hand.
This post is part of Purse Palooza 2015. For full details and contest rules, check here. Today’s post is from Svetlana of s.o.t.a.k. handmade. Hi everyone, Svetlana of s.o.t.a.k handmade here. Bags and pouches are my most favorite thing to sew, so when Sara asked if I wanted to make and review a bag of my choice for Purse Palooza I was more than happy to say yes right away. And then I couldn’t decide which pattern to review, of course, since there are so many great ones out there. After changing my mind a gazillion times I finally settled on making Aster Wristlet by Michelle Patterns. I made quite a few pouches using Michelle’s patterns over the years and every time I’m impressed with her clear, easy to understand and follow detailed instructions and great in progress photos. Aster Wristlet, I’m happy to say, was no exceptions. Instructions were clear, photos helpful and once finished, my wristlet looked as lovely as I had hoped when I started making it. I used a combination of Robert Kaufman Railroad Denim and Alice in Wonderland Liberty of London for my wristlet. While Michelle used the same fabric for both main body as well as the flap of her wristlet and only a little bit of contrasting fabric for the tab, I felt it would be a great shame to hide all this Alice cuteness inside the pouch, so I used it for the flap instead.
Finished size of this wristlet is 5.5″ high x 8″ wide x 2.5″ deep which I think is a great size for an everyday pouch. And, I really love the design with its straight sides and triangular gusset, …
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This post is part of Purse Palooza 2015. For full details and contest rules, check here. Today’s post is from Kerry of verykerryberry. Hi and welcome to my post for Purse Palozzza. I always find these Palozza posts a great resource for bag and purse making so thank you Sara for hosting! When Sara asked me if I’d like to take part I knew exactly what I wanted to make and here it is, the Double Zip Wallet from Anna Graham’s Handmade Style book. I’ve made many of Anna’s patterns