It is called "Three Squares" because the fabric is printed in three sections of squares & rectangles in different sizes across the width. So one section is small squares, the second section is rectangles, and the third section is large squares.
A couple weeks ago a friend pointed out the new coin purse kits at Purl Soho. They are really darling and include a fat eighth of a Liberty of London cotton lawn, a neat purse frame with colorful bead clasps, and all the other stuff you need to make your own coin purse.
It would be great to get this kit, but realistically it is not going to happen for me. They are out of my budget.
But today I was browsing the supplies category and noticed a similar frame available at Gina Purse Frame. This is the shop where I bought the frame for this coin purse:
Gina is very friendly, ships promptly (though it takes 3-4 weeks to arrive from China to US) and she sends you a very extensive document with coin purse ideas.
So if you fell for those beaded purse frames at Purl Soho, you might want to check Gina's frames out as a less expensive alternative.
I can't live without an iron & ironing board. I'm sure you all understand. As part of my making my house a home (instead of a sewing factory) project, a new, non-boring ironing board cover is in order.
My messenger bag is really faded and basically ready to be tossed after almost a year of steady use. It has gotten to the point where I'm embarrassed someone might notice how ratty it has become, but I have still been using it because I find it so useful. Time for a new bag!
So my goal for this week was to finish a new bag with some of the same functionality of the messenger bag, but in a new style. I will make another messenger bag soon, but can never resist sewing something new.
Yesterday I finished this bag, which is basically a mash-up of four of my patterns: