I am so excited to finally share my first handbag!!! I wanted to make a handbag for myself for a while but always felt like there were more pressing projects. Such as clothes for my kids or a gift for someone or even maternity clothes for myself. But, after winning an awesome giveaway from The Polkadot Chair, I could not put it off any longer. The giveaway include this wonderful and extremely resourceful book by Bari J. Ackerman called "Inspired to Sew" along with an online class taught by Bari and a discount to Fabric.com. During the online class Bari walks you through the handbag pattern step by step. One of her focuses is to help you overcome your zipper phobea, which I had. Not anymore!!! After watching the video a few times and using the instructions in the book...I'm very confident I could sew a zipper in anything!! So enough jabber, here is my first handbag!!!