I’d like to introduce you to one of my newest sewing patterns I released at Quilt Market. It’s called the Caitlyn Handbag and it is quickly becoming one of my favorites!
I love the curvy shape and the inverted pleats on the front and back, creating a peek-a-boo effect with contrasting fabric. It was so fun to make this up in my very own prints.
The top edge has a flap with a magnetic snap closure (for ease of use) plus a decorative covered button.
Like all of my Make New or Make Do™ sewing patterns, I also include instructions for making the bag with repurposed materials. In this case: vintage neckties! (I hinted at this version a few months ago.)
You’ll need about 6-10 neck ties to make this upcycled Caitlyn, depending on the width of the ties you’re using. This particular bag has extra sentimental value to me as it is made from my husband’s dad’s impressive collection of ties.
This pattern (along with another I’ll reveal this week!) is now shipping to shops and distributors nationwide and beyond! If you’d like to grab your own in PDF format, they are now available in my etsy shop!