Bolsa Chica is named for the beach just north of Surf City Huntington Beach--waves for days! Two clover-leaf shaped pieces are connected with a single zipper all the way around.
Sewing offers the creative mind endless opportunities to make original and uncommon things for yourself and the people in your life. A sewist will have on her person and in her home marvelous things, which cannot be bought in any store. These wonderous items are the product of carefully collected and selected fabrics, interesting sewing patterns and not just a little bit of love.
If you are familiar with my early studioTANTRUM sewing patterns, then you will know how much I love curing lines. And “Bolsa Chica” is no exception. Bolsa Chica State Beach is just north of Huntington Beach. Miles of coastline here offer terrific waves for surfing most days of the year. “Bolsa Chica” is Spanish for “little bag” or maybe “girl’s bag”. Both are fitting, don’t you think? The “Bolsa Chica” bolsa chica is comprised of two cloverleaf shapes, which are connected all the way around with a zipper. This funny bag is great for storing this and that, maybe your knitting, while being an eye-catching conversation starter on the coffee table. This bag works great as a toiletries bag, because it can be unzipped fully flat to dry out. But do we always need a really sensible reason to sew? “Bolsa Chica” is just plain fun to sew, to give as a gift, and to watch as your little one unzips the bag all the way around...and zips it back up all the way around...and zips it back open again...
You can also sew “Bolsa Chica” without a zipper and just use the sewing pattern pieces to make interesting throw pillows. You are the designer!
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