The pattern is my own
The Denise Schmidt Bouquet fabric was a gift from my dear friend,
The lining is from a vintage sheet.
It has 2 larger pockets, and a smaller one with a zipper,
and of course, random pieces of fabric here and there.
I developed this pattern for 2 reasons. One. I needed a new bag and didn't want to go buy one. (As I was throwing away my old pleather one, my boys snatched it up. It is presently torn up in pieces on the table before me to make various sheaths, and other things related to weaponry. Imaginations are flying around here, friends.)
The second reason I created this pattern is for the purpose of having a series of classes. I plan on beginning in October. Several folks have expressed an interest in learning to sew. We will begin with a series of 5 classes to just get familiar with sewing. No complicated patterns to follow with tricky steps. I will give students my hand-made simple patterns to keep, and we will spend an enjoyable evening sewing in my home together. Tea, wine and chocolates will be served! How fun will that be?
All 5 projects I have planned could make great Christmas gifts, too. You can either give away what you make, or have the confidence when you leave class to make several more at home.
After the holidays, I will begin the second series of classes where we can begin to learn how to follow basic traditional patterns.
Wednesday, October 6 we will make pillow cases using the easiest trick-pattern ever. Straight lines, people!
Wednesday, October 13 we will make aprons.
Wednesday, October 20 we will make the Bouquet Bag.