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Presidio Purse: Marking the Fabric

There are several different places to mark on this pattern to help you get everything lined up perfectly and several different ways that you can make those marks. In short:– notches on Front/Back, Front/Back Lining, Insets (plain or gathered), Bottom/Sides and Bottom/Sides lining– cut lines on Front/Back (for inset insertion)– handle/anchor placement guides on Bottom/Sides–…

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Presidio Purse: Cutting the Pattern and Fabric

The Presidio Purse comes with two different options for printing – at home or at a copyshop. The copyshop version is 30″ by 36″ (76cm by 91cm) and can be printed at any copyshop that offers large format printing. Ask for architecture or engineering prints for the best price. The home print version prints on…

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Presidio Purse: Hardware and Zippers

Hardware The Presidio Purse has two purse handle options – one is all fabric and one has a rectangular ring on each strap. Sourcing these 2″ rectangular rings isn’t easy, unfortunately. Leather supply stores usually have a great selection of hardware for purses, bags and belts. If you don’t have ready access to a leather…

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Presidio Purse: Choosing Fabric

Let’s get this sewalong started! [If, during this post or any other in the sewalong, you have a specific question, just ask! ] The first step is choosing fabric. In this post, I’ll talk through fabric choices for the body, lining, and interfacing.   Body The pattern calls for canvas, upholstery fabrics, denim, corduroy, or…

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Presidio Purse: Inspiration

If you’d like to see the Presidio Purse in various prints, colours, and fabrics, we’ve got a round up for you today. These bags have been sewn up by our ambassadors to provide some inspiration. Also check #presidiopurse on Instagram, and click through to the ambassadors’ profiles and websites to see more! Lovely presidio by…

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Nautilus Swimsuit Sewalong: View C

Sewing the Bikini Bottom for View C of the Nautilus Swimsuit is quick and easy. If you’re sewing all of View C, start with sewing the top and attaching the straps and clasps because they have more detailed sewalong information. If you’re just sewing this bikini bottom, make sure you’ve read a few of the…