Well, it's the end of another lovely weekend! We had some friends to stay on Friday night and for once the weather cooperated on Saturday so we went for a beautiful walk at Westward Ho! Sam and I then spent the afternoon on Saunton beach - it was surprisingly warm!
I came back with some seaside bits and bobs to make a beach bag for later on in the year. If I add it to my 'things to sew' list now I might get it done before summer!
Today I was browsing Pinterest as usual when I came across a great free purse sewing tutorial. I decided to make it in the same fabric as my tissue pouch from my last post.
I adapted it slightly as the purse in the tutorial didn't have a coin section.
The tutorial is excellent, so clear and easy to read. First I cut out all of the pieces, with the addition of a coin pocket.
Folding and ironing the piece for the card slots was very satisfying! Here the pieces are all prepared and ready to be sewn together. I made my popper tab rounded instead of square.
Some more views of the finished article. Although it's not quite finished, I still need to add poppers on the tab and coin pocket.
It's got a big pocket for notes too!
It was a little thick to sew and the inside pocket could have fitted a little better, but all in all, I'm quite pleased with it :)
I'll leave you with some photos of our lovely walks at Westward Ho and Saunton...
|View along the South West Coast Path from Westward Ho towards Clovelly|
|Saunton Beach with the tide out|
|Strange to see the moon on such a sunny day!|
|A great day topped off by a stunning sunset!|
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