PATTERN: Mabel Vintage Handbag by Swoon (free download from Pellon https://www.pellonprojects.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/swoon-mabel.pdf)
Dimensions: 9" wide x 6" tall x 3.5" deep
Mabel is an adorable little handbag inspired by vintage box purses of the 40's. With the use of your favourite cotton, cork or vinyl and a little bling, your bag with have a professional look. This bag is roomy enough to carry your everyday essentials while still looking sleek and retro-stylish. It’s also the perfect size for a lunch bag with Insul-Fleece basted or quilted to the lining pieces, or as a cosmetics bag by using laminated or nylon fabric as the lining.
You will learn the importance of using the correct interfacing and stabilizers as well as the installation of hardware and Bling plus working with Cork or Vinyl should you choose those materials. Installing zippers is a snap with flat construction. I will give you all my tips and tricks to help you make your bag look so professional everyone will think it’s store bought.
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HOMEWORK: To be able to complete the project during class time it will be important to follow the homework instructions.Have all supplies pre-purchased and ready to go for the first class. Have all pattern pieces cut out for the first class as well. Read through the pattern fully and follow the instructions for cutting. Fuse interfacing and stabilizers as per instructions.