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11  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Upholstery Samples & Vintage Fabric Purse 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
12  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: My attempt at a cassette tape wallet on: April 30, 2008 09:20:21 AM
ohhhhhh.. another one!!  I MUST do this.. came out great!! Smiley
13  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Tramp art,candy wrapper weaving,mexican weaving on: April 30, 2008 09:19:44 AM
so cool!  itching to do it myself.... Wink
14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: From maternity shirt to cute (if not perfect) stenciled 'pouch' on: April 30, 2008 09:18:40 AM
that's super cool... how did you do the stencil?  you mention freezer paper?
15  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Are you Dirty? Checkbook Cover on: April 30, 2008 09:16:30 AM
love it!!  what a great concept... we should all learn to reappropriate trash in style!! Wink
16  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Cassette tape wallet: 10 months later (plus tutorial!) on: April 30, 2008 09:14:29 AM
ok, this is too f'n cool.... WOW!!  I'm overwhelmed with ideas.... Wink
17  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: boring 70's to punk redo on: April 30, 2008 09:13:03 AM
niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!  I want one Wink
18  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Disney Placemat Bags on: April 30, 2008 09:12:08 AM
I loathe disney, but love the design!  what a clever idea... I must try it!! Smiley
19  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: once the cigars are gone... on: April 30, 2008 09:10:53 AM
I've had an empty cigare box laying around for some time - and now I know what to do with it! thanks, and great work Smiley
20  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Recycled Plastic Grocery & Produce Bag w~ Free Pattern on: April 30, 2008 09:08:58 AM
wow!!  what a great idea... Smiley
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