Here are my first seven purses for Sew Powerful's 2021 goal. A guild mate gave me a terrific but odd piece of Marimekko fabric, perfect for straps (each one is 4" x 55" - that's a lot of fabric) and the purse back and fronts. I have had a couple of odd fabrics that haven't played with anything else in my stash - maybe because I bought them in Kenya - but they love this Marimekko print. I think these are gorgeous.
My purse rhythm is changing. Last year I devoted 2 months to doing a purse a day, the last one being December. So I started off 2021 by mailing in 31 purses in early January. But these purses above? Although I did seven of them in 7 days, I only worked at the beginning of the day, getting each one to a certain point. And then I worked on my other projects. I kind of like this - sewing for SewPowerful at the beginning of the day and then switching over to my own project.
So I think I'll do more batch sewing but perhaps not for an entire month. We'll see...but I must quickly say I am more devoted to Sew Powerful than ever. What a purposeful way to use my sewing skills.