What I love most about sewing is the entire learning process. It's satisfying. It's tactile. It's colorful. It's a process. And you have to start somewhere.
One of the first patterns I purchased was the Amy Butler Swing Bag pattern. I purchased the pattern so I would learn how to seamlessly line a tote with handles sewn in the top seam. And what a great learning experience. I remember taking the time to prepare the fabric, read and rereading the directions, and taking it one step at a time.
I used a very rich colored plum deco weight fabric for the exterior and coordinating floral pattern for the interior. The bag is reversible too. I even made my first ever fabric flowers that were included in another pattern of Amy Butlers. They are attached with safety pin backs.
But unfortunately this bag has just been hanging in my closet and it deserves a new life with one of you. So, if are so inclined leave a comment by Friday and this could be yours. :)