Saturday, June 1, 2013

Cowgirl Up!

Hot off the sewing machine is my latest project - the Barbados bag by Pink Sand Beach Designs. My local quilt shop in Twisp had some great western themed fabric that I chose to use.

This pattern, while it turned out a nice product, was a PITA to follow. Sorry PSBD, but it needs some work.  I had several instances where I pinned the seam to simulate sewing before doing the actual stitching because the directions did not make sense or seem to match the accompanying photos.

I do like the bag however. It has an outside zip pocket, another front pocket behind it, two pockets on the back, and two pockets inside the fully lined interior. It is a nice size, too. The finished size is 10" wide by 10-1/2" tall.

I still need to finish the zipper pulls. Think I'll hit up a craft shop back in MN for something decorative. Otherwise the fall back idea is to take a piece of leather lacing and make zipper pulls out it .

Front of Purse
Back of purse with two pockets
Interior of purse
Now that I know how it all is sewn together, I also bought some batik fabrics to make one up. A girl can never have too many purses, right?

Fabrics used: Round Up and Cowboy Gear I Spy by Blank Quilting, and Bunk House Bandana Real Red.

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