Sprouts Ava Pattern Review & Giveaway

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I had the privilege of sewing up one of Trish Preston’s patterns this month.  When I received the pattern in the mail to review I was ecstatic.  I may have an obsession with handbags.  Today I’m sharing with you the Ava Pattern.

Image Source – Two Peas in a Pod Designs on etsy – click image to purchase

Things I loved:

  • A simple pattern to cut out (~1 hour)
  • Easy to Understand Instructions.  (I suggest reading them all of the way through twice rather than once.)

Things I changed/added:

  • The ruffle across the front.
  • embellishments on straps.

Things you may learn:

  • Magnetic Snap Closures (super simple, but I’d never done one before!)
  • Trimming/Sewing with interfacing
  • Pockets

Next Time I May Change:

  • Now’s the time to admit I fused the interfacing to the outside instead of the inside.  I had to add a piece of interfacing to the lining (see above) to give it more structure for the snap.
  • Put the snap a bit lower since it was difficult sewing across to top-stitch.

Overall:

  • I loved this pattern.  From start to finish 2.5 hours (relaxed) and adding special stitching on the handles and ruffles across the front.  It is now one of my new go-to patterns for a fun, simple project to be able to finish in a naptime or two.  Couldn’t you see it in a nautical design!  Don’t be surprised if you see a striped purse with an anchor soon.

(This pattern was given to me to review.  These opinions and words mine.)   

Trish is offering to give away patterns, a 2 pack surprise combo to one of you!  She even has an e-course for those of you that are just stepping into the world of sewing.

Just leave 1 comment below to enter.

Giveaway ends July 26th at midnight EST.

Must be 18 years or older.

I will notify you by email if you’ve won.  If no email response within a week, a new winner will be chosen.  

We’d love for you to share this, but it is not necessary to win.


 

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Comments

  1. Would love to win this pattern! I need a new, fun purse, and this looks adorable! Fingers crossed!

  2. This bag is super-cute! I would love to win! Thanks for hosting…

  3. Lovely bag! I did a review for Trish yesterday, for the St Marys Backpack, but this bag was a close second when I was choosing which to review. I wonder if I’m allowed to enter your giveaway…? I guess I’ll find out! Thanks!

  4. I must win this giveaway.. that pattern is adorable and I already know fabric i would use!

  5. What a fun giveaway. It might give me the incentive to pull out that sewing machine. I do love a cute handbag!

  6. Oooo, super cute! I bet my daughter would like trying this!

  7. These are so adorable! Such a great giveaway.

  8. How fun, & I LOVE the idea of nautical! I’m so into stripes right now(& forever)…

  9. I’m thinking some Heather Bailey or Amy Butler fabric on this one!

  10. one can never have too many purses!!!!

  11. I know some girls who would love to sew those!

  12. We teach women in our Rwandan village to sew. It provides them with a sustainable income. This would be a fantastic bag for them to sell at the market!

  13. That purse is really cute. I have a bit of a purse sewing phobia, but this one might help cure that.

  14. Always an excellent fun thing to sew- If I win I’m sending my vote to Jeana!

  15. How fun! I am just starting to get back into sewing so this is perfect:)

  16. Alia Joy says:

    This is so cute! I’d love to win this pattern. I am a purse junky also.

  17. I LOVE to sew – if you can’t tell that by my website name 🙂 This pattern looks like a great one to own. And i’ve never done the snap thing either but it’s on my to-do-in-the-near-future list!!

  18. i love that purse — AND the fabric. so so darling!

  19. I’d LOVE to win. Yay!

  20. Elizabeth says:

    Would love to win her patterns…simply adore her blog! Wonderful giveaway! Thanks!!!

  21. They look beautiful.
    Mari

  22. I love the colours you have used to make this bag. The ruffles are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the pattern.

  23. Amy Bickford says:

    Ooo, I’ve just started making bags, this one looks lovely, I’d love to give it a go 🙂

  24. Rebecca Pettis says:

    So adorable. A new technique for me to learn.

  25. I’ve been on a bag kick lately, and this looks like a fun one to try! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  26. Hueisei says:

    I love the bag. Very cute!

  27. What a great bag! and the fabric looks fabulous! Thanks for a chance to win some patterns! 🙂

  28. I’d love to win this pattern! Your purse is so cute!

    sue
    legato1958 at aol dot com

  29. Angie H. says:

    I love her patterns….I’d love to make the Hipster.

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