Sewist’s Name: Debi Humphrey from Rapid City, South Dakota
Type of Project: Bag
Pattern: Original Design
Featured Date: 02-7-24
Hello! I’m Debra and I made a sling bag that I’d like to show you. I don’t know the name of the fabric; it’s some fabric I bought about 20 years ago. I really liked the antique sewing notions motif, but I didn’t know what to make out of it. So I just held onto it.
Meanwhile, I developed a pattern for a sling bag to suit my own wish for a purse with lots of pockets that would be easy to carry. I borrowed ideas from a few different patterns, but I made so many changes that it eventually became my own design. After making several of these bags, one day I ran across this old, favorite fabric that I had never used, and realized that it would be perfect for one of my bags.
I went to my local quilt shop to find the coordinating fabrics to go with it. I was lucky to find three different prints that went well with the antique vibe. I also made a matching fabric insert for my Passport-size traveler’s notebook. So, here they are!
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