Design Wall Monday

I’ve been caught up in sewing Swoon bags.   After my initial tote bag (Ethel), I made six Coralines, a wristlet clutch pattern (which I blogged about previously).

My latest completion is a bag called “Bonnie”, which is a bucket purse.  I made this one in vinyl and quilter’s cotton in a cute horse print by Laurel Burch.

Swoon Bonnie horses2

Swoon Bonnie zipperThis bag has a recessed zipper closure at the top.  I liked it well enough to enter it in the Minnesota State Fair in the purse category.  It came in second, and considering the competition, I was pleased with second place.

I am now working on a cute fold-over bag named “Amber”.  (Yes, Swoon gives girl’s names to all their bag patterns.)  Amber might be my new favorite!  I’ll show it to you when it’s done.

I added to my Singer family this week.  I was looking for a Singer 99 in a bentwood case.  I made a lucky find of exactly what I was looking for at a great price.  (I named her Shirley after the seller’s mother who was the primary user of this machine.)  Shirley’s cord needed to be replaced, and she was a dirty girl.  She cleaned up nicely, and for a 1937 machine, I think she is beautiful.  She also sews well.

Singer 99 Shirley front

Linking to Judy Laquidara’s Patchwork Times.



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