Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Something New

I have made a lot of bags over the years. Totes, purses, clutches, wristlets, mini-wallets, just to name a few. I had never made a drawstring bag, though--until now. I used the new Chelsea pattern from Venezie Designs and made several!! Aren't these cute?

I really enjoyed making bags from this pattern and I plan to make many more! The pattern designer is a bag maker herself, so she knows what fellow bag makers want and expect from a pattern--like a template for the bag body.

This is a very soft, comfortable bag to carry and it holds a lot. My customers have been very pleased with the performance of this bag. I think my next project with this pattern will be a dance bag. If you decide to try this pattern, let me know what you make!!