May’s pattern for the Cotton & Color Project of the Month program was a really complex one, with lots of pieces (zippers included) and a terrific result: a huge handbag with different sets of interior and exterior pockets (and even a strap to hang it in the retractable handles of a small suitcase), really useful for going a weekend out or, in my case, for carrying the knitting projects around.
With so many components, it took me a long week to finish it. While putting the back together, I noticed that with some care I could pattern–match the back strap with the underneath fabric, so there isn’t a break on the overall image. It took some patience, but it was absolutely worth it! (and yes, I just love that print from Cotton+Steel!!).
Size: 13 3/4″ x 15 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ / 35 x 40 x 12 cm (aprox.)
Date: June 2017
Pattern: Weekender, Cotton & Color
Exterior fabric: Les Fleurs (canvas), by Rifle Paper Co., Cotton+Steel
Lining fabric: Grunge (Vert), by Basic Grey, Moda Fabrics
Batting: Flex Foam Stabilizer (Freundenberg), Thermolam TP971