The other day some good friends and I got together for our weekly sewing morning and we decided to try out a pattern from a new sewing book I received my mother called 101 Great Ways to Sew a Metre by Rebecca Yaker and Patricia Hoskins. The book is full of patterns for various bags, purses, clothing, toys and other household items and no project asks for more than a metre of fabric. The patterns are all really well explained with clear instructions. I have to admit that the spats (cowboy boot covers) found on page 147 will not be made by me though.
We decided to sew the Scrunchie Bag (page166) because it’s a big and roomy casual purse that we thought would come in quite handy. I decided to use a gorgeous fabric with vintage typewriters on it by the Japanese brand Kokka (Melody Miller’s Ruby Star Shining). For the inside of the bag I used a spotted linen that I purchased in Japan last year. The two fabrics compliment each other perfectly.
We loved the fact that there were rings for the strap and that the top was elasticized. Both new sewing techniques for us. We cut and finished sewing the bag in less than three hours. My kind of sewing project.
I’m quite in love with my new typewrite purse.
(here’s my last sewing project using Echino fabric)