I was busily stitching one of these little zipped bags on Thursday afternoon and realised that I'd missed Debbie Shore's two hour sewing programme on Hochanda. When I went on to their 'catchup' I was really surprised to see that her demonstration was of the selfsame bag as I had just completed - coincidence or what? It is a handy size for either carrying make-up or maybe even a little sewing kit - whatever you fancy really and only a small amount of fabric is needed. As today is chilly and very wet I thought I'd spend time at the machine again and have produced a second zipped bag as well as a shoulder bag using up some corduroy which a friend gave to me, knowing that I like making bags. I must say it isn't my favourite fabric for stitching but it worked out OK in the end.
The zipped purse is called 'Emma' and I think there is a You Tube video explaining how it is made and the pattern is on one of Debbie Shore's many CD's.