Monday, September 28, 2009

McCall's 4836

I have had this McCall's pattern in my stash for quite sometime and finally I had time to sew this one.

I made the view with the green vine print and as always I made some changes.

This pattern calls for a zipper, but I did not have a 12" zipper, so I omitted that part. I do want to try it next time, the zipper closure would be a nice feature. Also, I did not gather the upper part of the bag, I used Peltex for stiffness and that just doesn't gather.

Here is the close-up of the flap and my decorative button. Two buttons hot-glued together.

Here is the entire bag - I wll lower the magnetic snap by 3/4" next time, the closure needs to be down a bit.

Overall, I am happy with this bag, the fabric is wonderful. I made a wristlet tonight and started on a second one. Pictures tomorrow.

Now off to look at fabric online, it is finally a bit cooler and I can start thinking about garment sewing.


  1. Love that bag!! The color is fun!

  2. Cute bag! I like making bags also, and am right now making what I call a "Santa Purse". I'm quilting red satin for the body of the bag (it's a box-style bag). I'll put white fur around the top, and hang two white fur balls from the top--kind of like a Santa hat.