|Loretta Tassel Bag front showing large exterior slip pocket|
I used an antique button as a decoration on the front of the exterior slip pocket rather than using a tassel. The exterior fabrics are home deco weight (the flower print has a denim feel and the dark blue is more like a trigger cloth, both are from my stash of vintage fabrics). Quilting weight cotton was used for the lining.
|Back of bag|
|Interior showing zipper pocket with a peek at the gold fabric I used for for the pocket|
|Interior showing divided slip pocket made from the exterior fabric|
This is a relatively easy bag to sew. It is important to read and follow the directions carefully because of the way the gussets are offset so that when you assemble the interior and exterior pieces your bag will end up with a nice professional looking finish. The pattern directions and photos are excellent and the pattern is clearly marked showing where stitching needs to stop so that the gussets join nicely to the exterior.
It was also a quick bag to sew. It has just a few main pieces, so cutting out goes quickly. Other testers used a variety of fabrics and faux leathers with excellent results.
I also got to test another new bag from Delinda Boutique that I will be sharing about as soon as that pattern is released.
Until next time, may you sew with joy, stay healthy and be filled with God's awesome blessings!