Thursday, December 24, 2009

Holiday Sewing & Hazel Pattern Review

Wow, so here it is, Christmas Eve. And not only am I just now finishing my final gift, but I managed to take a bunch of pictures so I can do a review of the pattern. Talk about multi-tasking!

Before I continue, I must say, that Twitter (my name is @restitcherator if you'd like to follow my tweets) is just about my favorite thing in the world these days. After I post pictures or talk about doing one pattern review or test, I get a request to do another one! It's like heaven! I follow quite a few fabric designers, pattern creators, sewing book authors, but also a ton of other crafters and sewistas like me.

My most recent project was from the very talented and wonderfully friendly Trish Preston, of Two Peas in a Pod Designs. She also has an Etsy shop where you can buy this great pattern for a hipster bag.



The pattern comes with multiple variations, pockets, no pockets, smaller, larger, etc. I made the basic version as a purse for my cousin for Christmas. She hates to carry big, heavy purses, so I thought this would be perfect for her. I used Sandi Henderson's new Meadowsweet fabric, which I think is absolutely GORGEOUS. It was everything in me not to keep the bag and get something else for my cousin!




The pattern was very well written, with great "tips" along the way for important notes to remember. One of the things I liked the best, was that there was a blank line between each of the numbered directions. And the font was a decent size. So often I get patterns that have tiny print on a page that's folded up 10 times and I flip back and forth and get myself confused.

Trish's steps were easy to follow, and I am super pleased with the results. What do you think?




I will most definately be making more bags with this pattern. It took me maybe a total of 3 hours including cutting, pressing, and sewing (and even the pictures). And I will be looking at Trish's new patterns when they come out too!

4 comments:

twopeasinapoddesigns said...

Thank you so much Rebecca - it turned out beautiful! I'm sure your cousin will love it - especially since it was made by you! Thank you so very much for giving it a try and for reviewing the pattern. SO appreciated. A Merry merry Christmas to you and yours!

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Merry Christmas! I was also sewing until the very last minute, but managed to get everything finished and wrapped just in time.

Great bag pattern, cute fabrics - thanks for sharing!

twopeasinapoddesigns said...

Hey Rebecca - I have a link on my blog to my Flickr page and there is a group for that Hazel Hipsters. I'd love for you to post your bag there! :>) Thanks again...

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