It is from a pattern that went together very easily UNTIL I tried to put in a zippered top and turn the thing right-side out. GRRR- after the quilting and seaming of this bag, the recommended zipper size was too large. And I guess the vinyl pockets I made were from vinyl that was a little too stiff. So, this is the part where I taught it a lesson by whacking off the whole top of the purse that included the zipper.
Since I couldn't quite manage resewing the side seam of the lining with that vinyl, I glued a piece of fabric over the opening, then zig-zagged it in place.
And since there was no longer a zipper closing, I made a button and loop closure. I love the button for this purse. I bought it at MQX last year from We Got the Buttons. It is fused glass. I also added some buttons for embellishment on the straps and houses. I added some decorative machine stitching to the patchwork.
The reason it is called "Think Freddie" is because the bright colors against black and white prints are often used by quilter Freddy Moran. The pattern also shows the bag made in other types of fabrics- all cute.
People that do not have a directionality problem can probably follow the pattern directions for the zipper and lining better than I did.
Back to the Tacky Christmas Sweaters post from yesterday: at least one reader has taken up the challenge to show her Christmas sweaters. Barb has revealed her lovely Christmas sweaters and also her collection of Christmas socks.
How about the rest of you???