Flaunt your sewing savvy with a Sweetheart Swing Bag. This playful, pleated purse elevates everyday outfits to outstanding ensembles. Make one for play dates, for hot dates—and for everything in between.
Fabrics shown are Heather’s Nicey Jane collection for Free Spirit Fabrics. This is a GREAT project for to kit—and a great project to build a class around.
Sweetheart Swing Bag
SWING BAG (15″ wide x 22″ tall x 3.5″ deep)**
• 1 3/8 yd main fabric*
• 3/4 yd lining fabric*
• 3/4 yd interlining fabric (light-weight cotton twill, duck or canvas)
• 1/8 yd extra-heavy-weight interfacing, 22″ wide (such as Peltex™ or Timtex™)
Pins, scissors, needle, water-soluble marker, iron, ironing board, safety pins, seam ripper
* Suitable fabrics include quilting-weight cotton, light-weight decorator fabric, and other light- to medium-weight woven fabrics.’
** For this particular fabric, precisely this much yardage is needed; DO NOT get short-changed at the cutting table. If in doubt, or if you plan to pre-wash your fabric, order 1/8 yard more than the amount shown.
–Metric Conversion Chart included with each pattern–