Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Cover Story: Hexie Handbag

Updated info @ bottom of post for those having issues understanding the printable pattern on Sew News...

This has been my busiest summer on record...Girls camp, family camp, working, trips and kids. I think back to school will be a rest...well except all the forcing kids out of bed, getting dressed and off to school then home, force them to do your homework, do thier chores and get to bed on time...but that time in between I might actually be able to catch up. Back in the saddle...back to the gym...back to me.  But before my last summer trip to Tahoe I received a package...a box from Sew News a returned project and the issue it would be in...and what a fun surprise...

I might have been as giddy as a little girl when I got my August/September issue of Sew News Magazine.  I squealed with delight when I saw my project donning the cover. My husband thought it was one of the kids...and I am okay with that. I am so thrilled to share this project and honored that it was cover worthy.

Sew News is also featuring the project online so click it..make it and share it!
Make a Hexie Handbag and let me know how it turned me a link, send my a pic... I will share your version.... I would love to see your take on this tote.
Have fun and make it you!

I received an email with questions on the making of this tote...first THANK YOU! glad you like the tote enough to want to make it! From what I understand the pattern can be a little challenging to piece to help simplify the situation here are the piece measurements...

Cut each of suiting, lining and craft weight interfacing:
Front and Back: 2 – 14 inches x 12.5 inches
Side panel: 2 – 14 inches x 6 inches
Bottom: 1 – 12.5 inches x 6 inches
Side Pocket: 2 – 7 inches x 6 inches
Front pockets: 2 – 10.5 inches x 12.5 inches (point at center and drop to 7 inches at sides)
Handles: 2 – 24 inches x 4 inches
Cut each of velvet and light weight interfacing:
Hexagon: 8 – 2.5 inches tall

Let me know who it turns out!

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