I especially liked the look of the tutti frutti purse and already had lime green and white felt in my fabrics box. I cut out the pattern templates, laid them next to a 15 cm zip - and realised the printed templates are completely the WRONG size. Much too small - a tiny coin purse would result, not the 18 cm little bag stated in the pattern.
I am experienced enough now at sewing to be able to tackle making my own pattern pieces, but this magazine is supposed to be suitable for beginners. To tell the truth, I've been rather disappointed with it for the past several months as there's been very few patterns that appealed to me.
Anyway, back to my sewing project. Here's my finished result:
I had a lot of trouble cutting the right size of "peel" piece, and I'm still not entirely happy. Also, this is still a bit smaller than I would like - only about 15 cms long. But it's big enough to hold my stitch markers, row counters and possibly, cable needles, which is what I plan to use it for, as I'm fed up of having to search through my stash basket for these.
If you like the look of this purse, and you don't fancy scaling up the pattern yourself, take a look at the designer's Folksy page, where you can buy citrus and other fruit purses ready-made.