Today, I am honored to share with you a really fun and easy pattern from Chrissy at Muse of the Morning patterns. Chrissy has a variety of patterns for sale and I am part of her pattern blog hop. Today, I present to you the Sling It Mama Take Along Bag Very Easy Purse. Even though I was gifted this purse pattern for my participating in the hop, I am very happy to give it a great review.
This is really a very quick bag to make and the pattern is very well done. Chrissy gives ample directions and photos so it is simple to follow. The finished purse is a great size for busy women. It ended up being approximately 11" X 10" X 3" with a lot of room inside. The strap is 17" which makes it fit just perfectly under your arm.
To sew this cute purse, I used a home decorator fabric from my local fabric store for the outer and a similar weight home deco fabric I had in my stash for the inner. Chrissy recommends heavier weight woven fabrics, so this worked perfectly.
The pattern has only four pieces and goes together beautifully. I really love the way it turned out and the design is great. The bottom and strap pieces curve perfectly. It is a very well-designed purse. Chrissy has a very tricky way of putting the inside and outside and strap together that threw me for a loop when I first looked at the directions. But, the pattern is so well-written that I trusted her way would work and it did. I sewed the pieces together and turned the purse right side out and it looks great.
As you can see, I added a button to my purse. I had the big pink button and I felt like I need more color on my bag. I love color! I tend to want to add ribbon trim to all my little girl sewing so I guess I am a bit compulsive. I just really needed this bag to have something on it. The button is not part of the pattern but I like it.
As you can see below, this bag holds my large wallet, keys, and zipper pouch just fine. There is ample room for my phone and anything else I might want to add. Since we banned plastic bags in town last year, I can even use this purse for my small shopping needs. Perfect.
Please visit Chrissy's lovely website to learn more about her patterns and the blog tour, which is going on all week. She's also got a GIVEAWAY going on as well as a discount code for purchases. The discount is effective from May 1 - May 17. The code is BLOGTOUR30 and gets the user 30% off all patterns bought through my website (not etsy or crafty).