Making the Swoon Harriet Pattern


Sadly, Swoon Sewing Patterns has concluded the Vintage Collection subscription with the Maisie bag, but I just finished Harriet.

Out of all the Swoon patterns I have tried, this was one of the easiest and least frustrating for me.

Moore Approved Swoon Patterns Harriet bag Jennifer Sampou Shimmer II Fabric Cotton and Steel Sparkle Canvas cloud front unzippered

The zipper detail on the sides is so clever!

The combination of fabrics used:

  • Jennifer Sampou Shimmer II for the exterior main
  • Angela Walters Drift for the zippered side accents
  • Cotton + Steel Sparkle Canvas for the handles, flap closure, bottom, and small accents
  • Lizzy House Natural History in Constellations for the interior

Moore Approved Swoon Patterns Harriet bag Jennifer Sampou Shimmer II Fabric Cotton and Steel Sparkle Canvas cloud front zippered

Can I just say that I’m loving rivets for bag making? I purchased¬†supplies from Tandy Leather.¬†(Rivets, poly mallet, rivet setting kit, rotary leather punch)

Holy cow – do the straps look professional!

I also used a turn lock instead of magnetic snaps for the flap closure.

Total time to make this bag was about 20 hours, including printing, cutting, and taping the pattern pieces. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a super slow sewist and am totally okay with that.

Moore Approved Swoon Patterns Harriet bag Jennifer Sampou Shimmer II Fabric Cotton and Steel Sparkle Canvas cloud inside Lizzy House Natural History Constellation blue

Although I will admit that sewing the bag sides to the rounded bottom was the most challenging part. There are silver purse feet as an added detail.

The bag interior has a zippered pocket, and I added a slip pocket on the front inside to keep a phone in.

Can’t wait to start using my Harriet!

Take care!

-Jennifer


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