We love this versatile pattern! You can make a round or oval shaped bag in one of 3 sizes from 6″ round with a 1 1/2″ gusset to a large 11″ x 13″ with a 3″ gusset. The lined bag uses an exposed zipper opening and has an inside zipper pocket. The pattern includes ideas for embellishment or you can combine leftovers from other stitching or piecing projects to create your own look. Don’t need a handbag? This pattern can also be used to create a custom CD holder. Linda even sells the inserts on her website.
Designer, Linda McGehee, is the owner of Ghee’s mail-order sewing and notions company. Linda has created a popular line of handbag patterns and also is a master at creating and designing with zippers. Linda has also published several books on sewing, including her hit current books, The Perfect Bag and ZIP Couture. She has also released a DVD called Bags Galore. Visit Linda’s website at www.ghees.com
Congratulations to yesterday’s winner, Laura O’Neal from Ohio!