I can hardly believe that this is the 4th year of Purse Palooza! This is my most favorite event on my blog, and anywhere I go, people seem to be asking about it, so your wait is over! It’s Purse Palooza time! Here are the details, whether you’re new here or to refresh your memory from last year!
I’ve done many reviews of Emmaline Bags’ patterns, and the Butterfly Sling Purse pattern is another fantastic package. First, Janelle always includes an abundant number of clear, descriptive photos to accompany her already very thorough written instructions. She breaks down the construction of each section of the purse and orders the assembly in the most efficient way. The pattern instructions are formatted to fit on a full 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper and thankfully are not broken down into columns (I find pattern instructions written in columns more difficult to follow). Pattern piece names are bolded throughout the text so there is no guessing as to which piece you should be using for a particular step. Plus, the photos are labeled and correlate to a specific step in the instructions. The pattern also includes a cutting diagram as well as a cutting list with pattern piece names and dimensions.
Are you all enjoying Purse Palooza 2014, so far? I have been loving every minute! There are so many talented bag makers and great patterns. I look forward to this event every year. I even began to mark it on my calendar. I’m very grateful that Sara had the brilliant idea to organize this event to showcase bag making.