I started off making a hobo bag but then I missed a few steps at the start and decided to wing it and call it my own. The outer fabric is a denim weight with black/white stripes. I handmade the cherries applique on front, magnetic closure, 2 pockets inside with matching outer fabric, lining is pink with little bubbles. Handle matches both fabrics. This is a gift for a friend...she saw one her friend bought and wanted one like it. Although it's not as big as her friends, I think this one is better. Let me know what you think. The only thing that's wrong is I ran out of clear thread so to close the hole up in the lining, I used white thread and it shows. LOL
Okay, maybe not Hawaiian style per say, but the print of florals reminds me of Hawaiian prints. I made my own pattern for this one, used some denim type fabric with a floral print, edged it with lace and added a magnetic closure. Inside is a blue fabric with white print and yellow pockets. What you can't see is there is 2 large pockets on the outer edges and then on the inner part of the pocket, I made 2 pencil/pen spaces. The handles are connected using wood napkin rings that I got at a consignment store I think. Thanks for looking.
I had so much fun making this purse! Let me start with it's been forever and a day since I've sewn anything and my first attempt after taking a vacation of a couple years went wobbly. This project however went very well. I searched for ideas on what kind of purse to make but just couldn't find anything that sparked my interest. So onto paper I went to sketch out an idea, draw a pattern and just do it. The fabric I used I got years ago from Walmart I think. It's a soft cotton but looks like micro suede with criss cross stitches on it. I stitched over those to hold some thick felt to give it sturdiness. Then the lining I think I got from the Goodwill. There is two pockets inside and I used my new labels I bought from someone on Etsy. The handles have roping inside that I got from a friend of mine at work, she was going to use it for necklaces but they ended up looking to gawdy and I acquired them. They work very well with handles like this. I just cut fabric to length, folded it over a couple times and placed the roping in the middle. I then sewed up the edge...then sewed it onto the outer fabric. Now I shopped around numerous tutorials for a zip top on a purse and couldn't find one that wasn't too long to figured out, didn't require me to disassemble the zipper or just didn't make sense. So I tried my own ideas on a few small pouches...all of which didn't work. Then I dreamed of a way (crazy, I know), and just did it tonight. Luckily it worked!!
This is the first piece of clothing I've made since right after high school. I used some hankerchief fabric, some red Grosgrain ribbon for the halter strap & accents, and some black really soft material for the front. The back is also made of the hanky material. I got inspired by CraftyZary's tutorial (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=36887.0) and winged it from there. What do you think?
My 4 yr old is modeling in the first picture. I can't wait to make another one. I used a canvas type material with stripes in fall/winter shades and used cotton tan/white check fabric for the lining. There's a pocket inside that's the same material as the outside. I also embellished it with these cute little flower appliques I got from Walmart last year in their clearance section...all I had to do was iron them on. I attached the handles using some D-rings but the straps were a bit wider than I needed so they are a tad bit bulky. I love how it turned out and can't wait to do another one. Let me know what you think.
Okay, tried my first one today and even though it didn't turn out good, I think I've got the idea. Your tute was really good, I just need to learn to take my time and read the directions properly. LOL I ended up leaving the opening on the outer fabric (have made a ton of Jordy bags) and I just don't know why. I also ended up in such a way with the zipper top that the other side of the zipper wouldn't allow me to sew the other side of the strap on so it turned into a wristlet. I'm sure you can see the crooked seams but hey, it was my first try with a toddler that kept wanting my attention every 5 minutes. Try, try again!!
Just finished this one, first time using the Toile print. The material is a canvas type with a blue/cream Toile print. Matching blue canvas/denimy material lining, silver D-Rings attaching strap. I also added silver eyelets, one on each side, sewed blue grosgrain ribbon, snipped the ends into fancy ribbon tips and tied them in a bow.
I took an image in my head thinking about wallets I've purchased in the past, cut out the fabric and just started sewing. I had a handful of goofs and did some pretty good cover ups. I would have to say the only thing that I couldn't cover up was the extra waves of fabric on the middle part where the zipper change pouch is.
Wallet: Velcro flap closure Slots for credit cards Clear sleeve for your ID Zippered pouch for change/$$
What do you think? Any suggestions on how to make it where it's not so floppyish with the extra fabric in the middle? Any comments or suggestions are welcome as I want to make more. This one took me about an hour and a half to complete.
It's been so long since I've had the chance to sew a purse, I had to say it's just like riding a bike...you never forget. Anyhew, the only thing I don't like is that I forgot to add a closure to the top but since it's kind of a tote/purse, it really isn't that big of a deal. I want to make a matching wallet as well. The lining I got from Walmart a couple years ago and only bought like a yard of it but now I wish I had bought more. It's a denim type material as is the outside too. There was an extra piece I had cut so I appliqued it to the front and hand sewed matching mini beads on each color strip. All in all I love the bag and can't wait to make more. Dimensions are:
11" across top 15" across bottom 12.5" tall Applique is 8" across x 4" down Strap is 31" long *Sorry, no measurements of depth, maybe 1.5 to 2"?