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« on: February 04, 2007 08:19:25 PM »

This started out as a Fleuri (Julie Holetz' bag from Crochetme) but I had the flu and couldn't concentrate on the pattern very well, and I had no handles, and it was wool, so I threw it in the washer, and this is how it came out:

The flash didn't do it any favors; it really isn't washed out at the tops of the petals at all. It's made from Cascade 220 in a deep, rich red.

I love how the handle seems to grow out of the purse, like something organic and living.

It's got just enough room for my necessities. Smiley

Do you like how I lined it? I like the pocket. The lining and zipper weren't nearly as hard as I imagined; the curves made me think it was going to be difficult.

The yarn was from my stash; the satin was a shirt I don't wear; I had the beads and wire already that I used for the zipper pull. The only new thing I bought was the zipper. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2007 08:37:03 PM »

soooo cute! I love it:) it's great. did you sew the lining in? was it easier to do since it was felted?

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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2007 08:57:08 PM »

I sewed the lining in by machine. I was going to do it by hand, but I didn't like the idea of shoving the needle through the fulled fabric so much.

I cut out two circles for the lining, laid the wrong side of the zipper to the right side of the lining, sewed it in, did it again for the other side of the lining and zipper, sewed the two circles together, fitted it into the bag, pinned the opened zipper into the opening, and carefully sewed around the zipper with my sewing machine. It wasn't as bad as I imagined it, or quite as bad as it sounds. The pinning was the major big deal.

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2007 10:27:32 PM »

Love it!  The color is beautiful and the the pocket is awesome.  Great job Cheesy


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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2007 09:34:56 AM »

that's just too beautiful! i love it
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007 11:33:59 AM »

Great little bag - Very Valentine's.  Love how the petals stand up.  And the finishing looks very professional.  And congratulations on your stash bashing! 
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2007 01:27:09 PM »

So pretty, great job!

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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2007 01:53:39 PM »

So cute, so pretty; I wish I knew how to crochet. Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2007 04:50:03 PM »

Aw, thanks. Smiley  It's kind of spherical in real life, and does have a really organic feel. The satin lining also has a very feminine feel. I've made a couple more but need to get zippers for them to finish them.

« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2007 08:41:07 AM »

wow - that is beautiful. I love the brilliant color - knitting is what got me into sewing and making purses to begin with. Great Job!

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