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1  Upholstery Samples & Vintage Fabric Purse in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by deeharman on: April 30, 2008 09:38:34 AM
I originally posted this in the "reconstructed" section, but I now think that might be wrong, so here it is:

Ok, this is my first attempt at creating something from scratch... No pattern, I just went with the flow.  A friend showed me how to set up the thread and I finally put my grandmother's sewing machine to use. I'm tooootally addicted :-P

This was made from two upholstery swatches/samples that had pre-made metal loops in them, as well as some vintage fabric I bought at an estate sale a million years ago.  The brown ribbon is actually vintage bias tape, also from estate sale (whatever the hell that is).

I hope you like it!!! Smiley

d.



UPDATE: I just made another last night, still have to do the strap...



ANOTHER UPDATE!!

My son has been watching me make these and finally he decided he wanted one for himself - so I ended up making this today using the same type of upholstery samples and some old flannel fabric I had from years ago (handles are stolen from a paper giftbag and reappropriated):



But we concured it still turned out kinda girlie, so I'm gonna try to make one in more of a messanger style...  same gator fabric, tho Wink

More pics can be viewed here!:

http://merch.geistcreative.com/first_purse.html

Cheers, all, and thanx for looking! Smiley
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2  Upholstery Samples & Vintage Fabric - Why not a purse?? in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by deeharman on: April 29, 2008 05:34:32 PM
Ok, this is my first attempt at creating something from scratch... No pattern, I just went with the flow.  A friend showed me how to set up the thread and I finally put my grandmother's sewing machine to use. I'm tooootally addicted :-P

This was made from two upholstery swatches/samples that had pre-made metal loops in them, as well as some vintage fabric I bought at an estate sale a million years ago.  The brown ribbon is actually vintage bias tape, also from estate sale (whatever the hell that is).

I hope you like it!!! Smiley

d.



UPDATE: I just made another last night, still have to do the strap...



More pics can be viewed here!:

http://merch.geistcreative.com/first_purse.html

Cheers, all, and thanx for looking! Smiley
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
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