Here where I live it's a beautiful autumn. With sunny days and golden colors in gardens, but also rainy days, when you better read, knit or sew something useful and beautiful. It was precisely these days of bad weather that were the ones in which I managed to sew a few bags.
Thus, today I'm happy to share my brand new bag pattern, Tama Handbag!
Here is a list of materials needed (fabric requirements are based on 44''/110 cm wide fabric):
For exterior bag:
- for reinforcing the fabric:
- from 20"/50 cm wide light weight interfacing – about 3 yds/2.5 m.
- a piece of about 30"/76 cm x 45"/114 cm batting.
- optional – 30"/76 cm of fabric for backing
For lining – about 1½ yd/1.5 m.
Zippers - for exterior pockets - 3 zippers - at least 9" (23 cm) long (teeth dimension);
Magnetic snap - one set of 18 mm (¾");
Sewing thread to match the fabrics;
Zipper foot, free-motion quilting foot,100/16 sewing machine needle.
Ideal for everyday use, it has plenty of storage, giving you quickly access to your most needed things placed in three exterior pockets and two interior pockets.
My wonderful friend and talented quilter and sewist Silvia Ciubotaru sewed up this beautiful Tama Handbag: