This is one of my very first sewing projects. Given that fact, I think it turned out pretty well.
I had the hardest time sewing the gussets to the front and back panels. The directions say that I should smooth the curves as I go so as to avoid tucks and gathering in the seams. I tried it, but as you can see, there are a lot of tucks and gathers. It still works for my 2.5 year old, so I’m ok with it. Hopefully I’ll figure out how to make smooth gussets on a future project.
I got the patterned fabric from a shop in Philly’s fabric row. The man who sold it to me said a teenager had just bought some to try to make shoes in a fashion design class. Too cute! I wish I could see those shoes.
Next is the Sew Liberated art satchel.