I admit it. I'm a purse junkie. but i'm a penny pincer and i hate spending a lot of money on things like that. then i cam across this really easy tutorial from thejordy ( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0
) and thought, 'hey, i can do that!' so i found some scrap fabric, stole my mother's sewing machine, and got to work.
the first one is done with scraps that i bought at joanns a while back. i know it doesn't match, but i wasn't too concerned. i just wanted to see if i could do it.
closeup of a the button-clasp
and with a little tweaking...
so now knowing that i was able to follow a basic pattern, i decided to try sewing in some batting (which was a bit thick, but i'm new at this and still learning) to give it more structure. I decided i wanted to give this one away and get some feedback, so after finding the right materials, i went at it for the second try and came up with this:
and a little flair
i also sewed some velcro in to keep it closed later on...so yea. those are my first purses. let me know what you think and if you have any tips, i'd be more that willing to hear them!