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Sweetly Gathered Round Handbag (+ a giveaway}

2015 January 14

Today I’m posting over on Sew Can She as part of the Sewlebrity Sewalong for Caroline’s book “Just for You”, written with Sarah Markos. I get to be the first Sewlebrity, eek! (Check out the giveaway later in the post!)

As part of the sewalong I made the Sweetly Gathered Round Handbag by Delia from Delia Creates. It’s a great bag – really big and super cute. Use your stashed favorites to make it and you can take them everywhere with you – or at least wherever your purse goes! The inside of the bag has a welt hidden zipper pocket and a divided pocket – great for organizing. And did I mention it’s large?! Not too large to carry around – but large enough to stash quite a bit of fabric on a fabric shop run, if that’s what you have in mind!

Check out my post on Sew Can She for more about the bag, the book, and a mini tutorial about how you can add a vinyl base to it (and why you might need to!) And people… I MADE THE HANDLES, and it wasn’t that hard! Not sure if it sounds that exciting to you? But it will change how I look at sewing vinyl and handbags. I think we’ll be seeing  a lot more vinyl on the blog in the future!

The Sewlebrity Sewalong is happening all year over at Sew Can She. The book “Just for You” has two projects for each month – 24 patterns in all! Grab a copy of the book and sewalong with each project’s Sewlebrity. Enter a photo of your project before the end of the month and get a Sewlebrity button in the mail – you can collect one button each month you participate. Really and truly – Caroline will send you a button - Happy mail fun!

Caroline is giving away one copy of the book “Just for You”!

This giveaway is open to everyone, internationally from today (Jan 14th) until midnight on Monday evening, January 19, 2015. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter – and if you don’t have Facebook to sign in with, just use your name and email address. There’s a “click to enter” no social media login entry too! (US winners will receive a hard copy of the book and Canadian/International winners will receive the e-book.)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure and Privacy Policy: I received an e-copy of “Just for You” as part of this sewalong.  I will never recommend or highlight a product that I do not love, and my opinions will and have always been my own. Thanks for reading! 

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  1. Lynn permalink
    January 14, 2015

    That is such a cute bag, I love it!

  2. Laura E. permalink
    January 14, 2015

    Beautiful! And yes, I’m so into vinyl sewing these days too! It makes bags look more polished I find.

  3. mom permalink
    January 14, 2015

    That came out really nice! I like the fabric mix too. Another useful project!

  4. January 14, 2015

    Your vinyl handles look great! Super cute.

  5. January 15, 2015

    I love your bag! I would so love to sew along with y’all! Fingers-crossed! Thanks for the fun!

  6. January 16, 2015

    I love the look of the plaid on the bias and the vinyl bottom makes it look so polished.

    • January 19, 2015

      Thank you Lisa! The bias plaid is amazing – it comes that way! No crazy stretchy seams for me :) And thank you – I love the vinyl too.

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