Well that isn't exactly true... I should have said...
I was lucky to be able to test Nikki's new pattern, the yet unnamed baggy-pursey-thingamy!. It has a working title of the 150mm Barrel Purse because, well, that's what it is! But it could also be called a little bag. It is a great size, perfect for carry the"essentials". Check out Nikki's blog for lots of gorgeous examples including different variations on the handle.
I made the version with a detachable handle using a swivel hook. I love this version because it changes the bag into a small clutch purse.
This is another FABULOUS pattern from Nikki's ever growing range. As with all her patterns, there are lots of photos, tips and notes that accompany the clear and concise, step-by-step directions. While explaining a fiddly part of the process, Nikki writes "It gets easier with practise - I promise!".... and she's sooo right. I felt more confident sewing this purse after following her other patterns and feel that my overall confidence as a sewer is also improving.
The pattern will be on sale very soon and if you are in Sydney, you'll be able to grab yourself a copy at the Stitches & Craft Show.
Now if you think you have the perfect name for this cute little thing, quickly head over to Nikki's blog and let her know. Hmmmm... maybe I should suggest "The Voldemort"....