Forging ahead with , here's the second of 3 handbags in this chapter. I'm pretty excited about this one, I have to admit. It looked really impossible, but it turned out to not be so bad once I got started.
The pleats were fewer than the pintuck pleated clutch , so it took much less time to make the front and back panels of this bag.
Inside I installed another magnet fastener. I now know these are more durable than the heavy duty snaps, and since they're even easier than those to install (the magnet kind don't involve a hammer) I will be using these exclusively from now on. There's also a handy interior pocket. I can see expanding that to a bank of 2 side by side pockets, or making it a zipper one.
Look- my stitches aren't even crooked! I think I'm finally patient enough with my sewing to recognize when I should go slow and when it's OK to go full speed ahead.
Bonus: When I was done, I looked at the bag and thought of a friend who'd love it, so I ordered fabric in her colors & made another one!