I am absolutely charmed by this adorable little handbag from Bend The Rules Sewing. I've had the Charming Handbag (p.64) on my to-do list for ages and it has been on my mind all week. I am in love with the dots pattern. Seriously. It's a bit on the tiny side, so I think I will make it a bit bigger next time around, but for the first time, I'm a happy camper. I did use the Bend the Rules Sewing Flickr group a bit. And got distracted looking at all the projects for a while... but this was a quick little project, love it!
I did make a couple of slight changes. I used muslin, because I did not have cotton flannel. It's on my Joann's list now, but none in the stash. I didn't top stitch around the bag because a) it would have stitched over the casing and b) I just didn't think it would look right.
Changes I would make next time:
1) Make the bag bigger.
2) Make the straps longer.
3) Make the casings a bit wider and move them down a bit more than the 1/2" listed. They are quite close to the top.
Happy Belated St. Patty's Day! We got a great Corned Beef from Wigley's Market in Eastern Market. The best Corned Beef in the "D" in my opinion. I actually roasted taters this year instead of boiling them, and we were pretty happy with the results. Reubens on the menu for tonight!