Aneela Hoey is one very clever lady, she has just released a new pattern and as with all her patterns they are functional and well written, with easy to understand instructions and diagrams.
I’ve been a fan of Aneela’s patterns ever since I got hold of her book “Stitched Sewing Organisers”. Not many books that I buy do I make more than one pattern, not only that but multiple versions too.
So as you can imagine I was super excited when this new pattern came out and even more excited when she asked if I would like a copy.
It took me a good few days to decide on what fabric to use, so with no doubt I’ll be making more just so I can use all the fabric combinations I had in mind! In the end I decided on my much adored Serendipity fabric by Minki Kim, I had been saving it for something special and seemed the perfect project, especially as it was destined to be gifted to my mum who is a fellow hexie lover!
I’ll be honest I was a little nervous when I first saw the pattern, I thought I would find it tricky, but in true Aneela style she walks you through it as if she is sat next to you showing you how.
Using 1 10 inch open-end zipper this pouch opens up to 3 decent sized compartments that can hold a multitude of items!
The construction didn’t take me as long as I had anticipated. I cut all the fabric and interfacing whilst Mabel was at nursery with the plan to sew together it the next day. As it turned out, I had some spare time left over so decided to make a start and by the time it came to picking her up it was almost complete! I was pretty chuffed, it is always nice to sit down and complete a project in one sitting. The finishing touches involve a little bit of hand-sewing, the base which is out of sight and the top sides where it concertinas. A perfect end to it all for me, and was completed in an evening whilst curled up on the sofa watching some TV.
I really enjoyed this pattern and as Aneela as done with many other patterns in the past, given me a confidence boost and improved my skill set. If you’re a little unsure you have the ability I would certainly say give it a try, read through the pattern carefully to start with and then just take each stage step-by-step.
This purse is now living with my mum so I will have to make one for myself as I can see it will come in so handy!
You can get your copy of the pattern here.