Sweet Berry Bag
I really seam to be having a serious strawberry thing going on lately. Actually a fruit thing if I think about it. Between the Cherry Delight project I did for Quilts&More, this strawberry bag and the strawberry cafe curtains & table topper that I have yet to "introduce" to you [and I am working on something with pears...], I am all about the fruit these day. Really don't know what that is all about... maybe one of those "trends" I was just talking about except that this one is mostly all in my own head I think!
Anyway, we designed this as a purse for girls of all sizes but we have been amazed by all the women who have are making one for themselves! So I guess its a purse for anyone who is young at heart!
...Purses can be made either with a shoulder strap or with 2 short handles instead. Can be made either quilted [like the red polka dot version], or plain cotton with thick interfacing such as fleece, [ like the small cream floral version].
... this is the Fresh Cottons version with one green fabric for the top leaves.
...Purses can be easily embellished with little flowers such as shown close up here. Directions given in the pattern for these simple wool flowers.
... not sure which one will be going on trunk shows and which one will be staying with Ella!
... the Breakfast at Tiffany's version with two different greens for leaves, no embellishment & 2 short handles.
Name: Berry Sweet Bag
Pieced by: Cheryl Hadley, Pam Kitty Morning & Joanna Figueroa
Size: app. 9" square for the body.
Fabrics Collections: Either Fresh Cottons used for the shoulder length purse or Breakfast at Tiffany's for the hand purse with 2 short handles
Fabrics Used: Fat quarters will work for the purse pieces or 3/8 yd. cuts. You do need 1 long piece for if making the shoulder strap. If wanting to make the quilted variety, just quilt a larger square of fabric and cut your purse pieces from that.
To look at precise yardage requirements look here under "VIEW LARGER IMAGE".
Talk to you soon.