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11  First post-- ribbon woven purse (image heavy!) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by folara on: January 01, 2006 04:33:54 PM
I found Craftster a few days ago and I've been completely inspired! So, of course, I started a bunch of projects and I've only finished one. I'm going back to school tomorrow, so that means no more sewing machine (dorm is waay to small!)

I wove this purse in about 3 hours last night out of some ribbon I had laying around. The ribbon is kind of yucky-colored, but I had a ton (several hundred yards) of it laying around, so I decided to test out the design with it. Tell me what you think!

The pics aren't color-corect AT ALL...the ribbon is a deep red and navy blue with a thin yellow stripe running down the middle. The purse is basically a box woven of ribbons...no fancy design or anything.

 

I wanted as few seams as possible, so each ribbon wrapped all the way around the sides and/or the bottom of the purse. This picture shows that there's only one seam on the inside of the bag (look on the right side), plus sewing the loose ribbons down along the opening.



I haven't lined it yet...I wonder if I should. It's pretty sturdy, but it gets strechted out of shape easily. And I've just left the ribbons woven into the sides extra long to form a strap, but how should I do the strap? Just tie the ribbons? Sew them together? Suggestions welcome.




Thanks!
-Sarah
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