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Topic: My first purse; looks like one of those bowling bag purses... sort of.  (Read 6333 times)
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« on: February 11, 2004 01:29:45 PM »

Hi, this is my first post on craftster.

This is the first purse I have ever made:


I only sewed on the really easy parts... which weren't that easy because of the vinyl.  My mom, the experienced sewer, sewed the majority of the purse.  It was incredibly difficult even for her.

The fur fabric came from an old purse I had.  It was a huge bulky messenger purse that went to my knees and made me get too hot in the summer (Texas heat... eww).  I hadn't used it in months so I decided to re-use the fabric because my sister gave me the purse for Christmas.  I bought the vinyl from Jo-Anns Fabric.  We just made up a pattern of our own based on my drawing and went from there.

It's not absolutely perfect though, there's a ton of itty bitty mistakes that a normal person probably wouldn't notice at first.  I'm just one of those extremely nit-picky persons so I notice mistakes too easily and stress out way too much over them as well.

Anyway, I'm thrilled with the purse.  My mom said I have to use it for the rest of my life after all the stress we had to go through to make it, heh.
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« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2004 01:39:23 PM »

Wow, that purse is amazing! Um, my first purse was a square of fabric, not even lined! *grin*
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2004 01:45:16 PM »

That's really ambitious for a first purse! I can't wait to see what else you come up with!!!!

Good job! Cheesy
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AMAZING!! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2004 07:05:36 PM »

That is one serious bag!  Great job - i love the animal print!
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2004 12:05:51 AM »

that's fabulous! It's the first one you made? rock on chica!
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2004 12:41:57 PM »

wow - that is super cute
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2004 12:14:48 PM »

that is a nice bag... good shape and nice piping and all that! can you tell us how you went about constructing it?
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2004 08:55:58 AM »

despite your warnings  Wink i am embarking on this project!  i'm not using vinyl though.  i made my own design for it out of paper, but was wondering how you went about lining it and at what stage you put the zipper in?  i have a few ideas but i'm not entirely convinced i'm on the right track.  any help would be appreciated.
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2004 09:07:49 AM »

Cool! Was it hard sewing the vinyl? I've always wanted to try it
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