Today I would like to introduce you to my latest bag pattern design - the Miss Miracle Bag which is featured in the spring edition of Stitch magazine!
I was beyond thrilled when they picked up my submission back in September.
Stitch always has a list of themes for each upcoming issue with corresponding color schemes. When I saw that one of the themes is "Return to Retro" I immediately knew I would create a bag design which picks up the style of the 1950s.
The name Miss Miracle is a reference (or rather the literal translation) of the German word "Fräuleinwunder" - a term that was widespread in Germany in the 1950s, when women became more powerful and confident.
The bag comes in a trapezoidal shape and was inspired by the Kelly purse. It has a very spacious main compartment and a zipper pocket inside. There is a second zipper pocket on the back. The bag closes with a magnetic snap on the wave-shaped flap.
The single strap is attached to the top of the flap. This bag is supposed to be held by the hand or over the arm. I used purse feet on this bag to give it more structure and to provide another bag making technique that helps make your handmade bags look even more professional.
Since polka dots were seen everywhere in 50s fashion I decided to add them to the handbag. For the flap, the bottom panel and the bottom accents of main body panels and side panels I used polka dot fabric in mint green.
You can order your Stitch issue online or buy it at most Joann's, Hancock's and Barnes and Nobles. The cost is $14.99 which is a really good price considering that you will get more than 30 sewing patterns. The templates are either provided on the pattern insert or you can download them online. There are a lot of awesome projects in this edition which I am sure you will enjoy.
I am so happy to share this with you. Thanks for reading and I hope you will enjoy the magazine!