I made a prototype of a new bag. This is not something unusual – I always do that. Usually, however, I sew them from substitute materials, and do not finish them up. This time I decided to make an exception, because I was eager to see what the final product could look like.
Sewing a prototype is an important step while working on a pattern. It allows you to test the overall shape of a bag, its functionality, and develop achievable sewing techniques for home sewing machines. Usually I make 1-2 prototypes, but sometimes I need to sew more of them. It happens also that a prototype ends up on a bottom of my closet and it waits until I come up with an idea on how to resolve an issue I encountered.
After making all the necessary alterations on a pattern, I can get on with creating a final version of a product. In case of this design the changes were purely cosmetic, and the red shopper bag has already became one of my favorites.