Open the sturdy card envelope and inside are
an instruction booklet and pattern sheets. The booklet tells
you what you need to buy and takes you through the construction
process via captioned photographs. You will need to obtain
some Bosal single-sided fusible foam stabilizer to adhere
to your fabric, but you don’t have to cut it out yourself
as you can buy it ready cut (or in a sheet if you prefer).
Basic sewing equipment and a few other items are required
plus a working knowledge of using a sewing machine, etc but
this pattern booklet is ideal for somebody who is new to patterns
and projects. Measurements in the booklet and on the sheets
are given in both imperial and metric and the thin white paper
is easier to deal with than traditional pattern tissue paper.
Rosemary is a pretty bag just over a foot wide with a shaped
flap. Leave off the strap if you want a clutch purse; it is
also ideal for decorating with embroidery, beadwork, etc if
you are feeling like a bit more of a challenge. Also available
in the series is quilted Shelley (a bit like a satchel) and
bucket tote Elizabeth for shopping in style. To make it even
easier you can watch a video tutorial as a QR code and website
address is given. I wish there had been things like this available
when I started out sewing; a winning idea for a series of
patterns that I hope will be added to.
If you cannot find a good range of general
sewing tools and materials locally try www.searchpress.com
for a list of suppliers.
The pack of Bosal Foam Pre-Cut Shapes to
make this and the other two patterns are available from https://ladysewandsew.co.uk
along with the single sided foam in a sheet.
Foam sheets also available from www.barnyarns.co.uk