Over the weekend, I had the chance to test the Mabel Vintage Handbag by Swoon Patterns, which is now available as a free pattern on the Pellon Site.
Mabel is a darling, vintage style hand bag that is perfect as a small bag for those who don't like large bags or as a travel case for us BIG bag lovers. When I saw the pattern, I immediately thought this would be a fab cosmetic case for traveling so I paired it with this awesome vintage lady print from the Cherie Line by Frances Newcombe. It totally reminds me of a retro travel case.
You can either use a twist lock closure or a magnetic snap closure. I opted for the magnetic snap because I wanted to make sure the faces of these lovely ladies were front and center. The whole bag only requires a total of one yard of fabric so it's a great small project to use with any smaller cuts you might have in your stash. It's very structured due to the use of Peltex and she holds her shape beautifully.
She is a pretty quick sew as well and could easily be done start to finish in an afternoon. Anyone who is intimidated by the idea of using Peltex, this a great bag to try it with, there are no complicated techniques and is a very beginner friendly bag.