"Charm"-ing Handbag

Project Description

What was your source for this sewing project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo Charming Handbag Link to website or photo www.modabakeshop.com/search?q=charming+handbag What are you most proud of? This is such a great basic pattern -- I modified it a bit by adding an inside pocket and adding batting to the handles. Plus, these bags were donated to charity. What advice would you give someone starting this project? The pattern calls for charm packs, but any cotton fabric will work. I used scraps of quilting fabric cut into 4 1/2 inch squares. The only tricky part is adding the lining but even that is fairly quick and easy.

What you will need

  • cotton quilting fabric
  • batting and thread

Q&A with rosiegirl

IVORY4884582 asked:
I love the purse. I made a quilt that looks a lot that.
rosiegirl answered:
Thank you! Part of the fun was finding eight coordinating fabrics. You need 32 blocks total, 4 of each of 8 different fabrics is what I did.
france5829426 asked:
I see these as great little Christmas gifts! Can't wait to try out the pattern!
rosiegirl answered:
They are, and once you make one, the pattern is so easy, they don't take much time at all to do. The part that takes the longest is the machine quilting. The pattern suggests stippling, but I used a diagonal cross hatch through the center of the blocks.