Ok, so here’s the deal: way back when I was young, skinny and cute I was also really clever as well. I was working on a Masters-that-never-was and I was teaching composition. I loved that job, and I kinda miss teaching. So I’ve been thinking about how I could teach from home, and came up with doing handbag patterns. I know, everyone does them, right?
But here’s how I’d be different: I’m thinking about writing a small ebook-type thing that discusses the basics of sewing handmade bags, along with a few tutorials describing how to make a patch pocket, a zippered pocket, add outside pockets and flaps, add an outside zippered pocket, etc.
I’m thinking I’d list the pattern and brief tutorial on its own, then offer it for a few dollars more WITH the ebook ‘Handbag Basics’ – not very much more, just like $3. I’m thinking I’ll create about 10 patterns (clutch, tote, crossbody bag, laptop sleeve, messenger bag, etc). I’d also like to do a few free blog tutorials for handbags/totes, etc. (Anything in particular you’d like to make/see?)
So this is the first handbag pattern I wrote and took pics of while I was making it. It’s deliberately simple, like for a beginner.
What do you think? I don’t need another bag, so it’s in my etsy shop for $30 if anyone wants it.
I really value your opinions, and I promise I’ll reply to all of them!
Now it’s time to go work on Savi’s quilt!