I made this today hoping for a totally different look, i wasn't going for the country look so much, but that's how it turned out, and i still love it. It's made with brown corduroy, and has two rows of ruffles on each side. it's lined with the same material, and has a large back pocket across the back. as soon as i get my bum to the fabric store, i will put a covered button on the tab closure (just for looks, it has a snap closure under it.) and one on the back to hold the pocket closed.
it's been awhile since i've posted anything... but yesterday i was feeling inspired. I had this idea for a purse for awhile now... and i've tried a couple different techniques. yesterday, i successfully completed one, but now i'm kind of iffy about it... but i decided to share anyhow.
I got Rakuette's package today!!! I absolutely love everything. Thanks so much girl! This is the change purse. The pic doesn't do it justice, i couldn't really get a great pic. but it came complete with a chage and everything. :-)
This is the stuff that was in the purse, a little notebook, a bracelet, a blue glass marble, three buttons (a heart, a star, and fairy), a set of markers, and a handful of snowflake sequins. I've already decided to make a white scarf with those on the end :-D
and finally, the grand finally, a beautiful blue and purple beaded necklace, and a blue, black, and purple crocheted long necklace. (it's doubled in the pic so i could get it in there.
At this point i wasn't pleased with how unstiff this bag was, so i added a middle layer of thick corduroy. I just laid the other pieces ontop of it, and cut around it. This blue piece will be in the middle of the other two fabrics. http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/29791step7.JPG
Now take one side of the outside fabric, and one side of lining, right sides together, and sew them together on the inner circle. (if you use a middle piece like me,it will go outer fabric, lining, and center piece.) do the same thing to the other side. http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/29791step8.JPG
I saw a bag on here awhile ago that was this shape. i can't find it now though, but that was the inspiration for this one, i used black thin vinyl (it looks like i made it from an old trash bag in the pics, but it looks kinda leathery in real life.) I put the stars in myself, which was a pain in the bottom. once i got it figured out, it was actually kind of easy. :-)
so total props to the girl who made the first one, i believe it had a green and white vintage print on it.
This is it in all it's glory, hanging out on my floor.
this one is a kinda close up of the stars, it was hard to get them photographed because of the flash and the sheen on the vinyl.
this is another angle of the stars on there, and a little closer up.
anyhow, thanks for looking!
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pics of the last step....
sorry it took so long to repost. hope this was understandable. if not, let me know and i'll clarify. and if you make one, post it, so i can see.