Step Two is to make the pattern pieces.
I've been questioned about making pattern pieces for a rotary cutter project. I like to lay out the pieces to see how they will fit on the fabric before I cut them. I did this with the Runaround Bag project:
This purse is much bigger, so I taped legal-size sheets of paper together for most of the pattern pieces:
Of course, then I had to cut the pieces to size. Having a quilting ruler and rotary cutter was a great help:
Here is the stack of pattern pieces, complete with list. I crossed out each pattern piece on the list as I made it:
The next step is to prepare the fabric. The fabrics for this purse have already gone through the washer and dryer three times - because they are 100% cotton. What I really have to do is steam press the fabrics into smooth submission so the final pieces do not get distorted when I cut them out.