Got to pick a pocket…..

To continue the theme of sewing this weekend I set to making a couple of small bags as gifts – one of which will be included in my stitchingsanta parcel. I found a simple little pattern on line called the Pick-A-Pocket purse which was free to download.

Then it was back to the material stash to find two or three coordinating fabrics. I decided on two navy blue designs – which I hope are not too conservative. You also need some fusible interfacing.


Although an easy pattern once you know what you are doing – it did take me a little while to realise that all of the bags lining was made by turning the main fabrics over on themselves! After that it was easy – simply cut and fold the fabrics and lay them altogether on top of the interfacing. Place the handles over the top and stitch everything in place. Do the same for the back of the bag.

The larger pieces of material act as the lining too. Stitch the back of the bag to the front piece with right sides together, leaving a 5inch gap at the top. Then box off the bottom corners and finally push the bag and lining through the gap you have left and slipstitch the lining. DSC_0510

Et Voila! One finished bag with 6  little pockets. I would recommend this little pattern to anyone wanting to spend an afternoon crafting with an outcome. Great fun!

About wybrow1966

My name is Deborah, and my earliest recollection of being creative is learning how to smock at primary school. We had a wonderful, white-haired lady who came in once a week to teach the 'girls' how to sew. I am not sure what the boys got up to during this time - but I never once felt as though I was missing out on anything. Now, as a primary teacher, I often give up evenings to teach enthusiastic children how to embroider. I am now just about to embarked into the world of blogging. Who knows if anyone will be interested, or if I can even keep it up. But here goes....
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6 Responses to Got to pick a pocket…..

  1. claire93 says:

    not too conservative at all. In fact, with the very fine gold detail on one of the fabrics, it makes for a very elegant, almost evening, bag.

  2. Absolutely beautiful, and such a stunning fabric and colour!

  3. Catherine says:

    Beautiful! I love the colours and you’ve made it sound so straight forward!

  4. wybrow1966 says:

    I like straight forward, Catherine as I am a bear of little brain!

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