This is Simplicity 3715, View A. http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?cat=3&type=0&sec=26&startrow=1
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I really enjoyed making this bag. I made a major decision this past year to cut into my “special fabrics”. You can’t take them with you, you know! This is one of my special fabrics, a hand dyed wool. I purchase it probably 15 years ago or so. This piece actually inspired me to try dyeing some of my own woolsback in the day. I put it and the wools I used for the flowers in the washer and dryer to full them and was very pleased with the results.
I was worried that the bag would be too soft and I think justifiably so. The instructions did not call for any type of interfacing. I fused fusible fleece and Decor Bond to the wool as I wanted that bucket effect to my purse. I also fiddled with the lining, adding open pockets and a large zipper pocket, neither of which were called for in tthe directions. I changed the stitches for the embroidery using a back stitch instead of an outline stitch. Most of the embroidery was blanket stitch. I even put my initials on the bag in back stitch, a first.
I have quite a bit of momentum going with these bags and think I will continue making them and using them for Christmas gifts. I think my daughters would like them.