Svetlana over at Sotak Handmade has done it again! Her newest pattern, the Laura Purse, is out today. I had the privilege of pattern testing the bag for her these last few weeks. I love pattern testing! Especially for Svetlana, as her patterns are so well done. The hardest part of testing is keeping things a secret from you!
The first bag I made was using some of Joann's quilting cottons. It was barely finished when Ally snatched it out of my studio and claimed it for her own. I was lucky to get it back from her for some photos!
I had a hard time deciding whether to use the cute stripe or the floral for the exterior of the bag!
After Ally ran off with my original, I decided to make another bag for me. While shop hopping nearby quilt stores to collect my row by row patterns, I found the perfect fabric at Not Your Mama's Quilt Shop in Plano. It's called "Wove it or Weave it" by Michael Miller & I seriously want to go back and buy up the entire line.
Peppered Cotton that I picked up at Urban Spools (and yes, I bought several colors) Seriously, this is my new favorite purse. It's so spacious, I can fit everything but the kitchen sink in there!
It took me one pretty solid day of sewing for each bag. Totally worth it for the awesome finished product. This is a pattern I'll return to again for sure.
You can buy your copy of the pattern here. Thanks so much Svetlana for letting me test this one out! It's a keeper.