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Topic: A new purse...and it only took a day and a half (6 pics)  (Read 1342 times)
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« on: September 19, 2008 12:57:32 PM »

Over my vacation, I finally got around to making an everyday purse for ME. I know, it's a first. I actually used it as an opportunity to draft and test a new pattern. Next summer, I plan on having a booth that sells purses in assorted sizes and styles. For mine, I wanted something neutral but not boring....if that makes sense.

I did make some mistakes, and had to re-engineer mid-sewing, but I am not pointing them out! But after some tweaking to accomodate what I learned, I hope this could be a pretty good seller.

Purse inside (empty). You can see the divider and a simple divided pocket. One part is big enough for 2 large pens, and the other fits my gum, lip balm and mirror. You can also see the very lovely fabric that I had to use.


Here it is with stuff. Obviously, a lot of stuff. it fits my planner, notebook, red pouch and wallet. There is room to spare for my camera or a water bottle, too. In the upper left corner, you can also see the key loop I put in. It runs through my keys and snaps so they don't sink to the bottom of my bag.


On the side is my cell phone pocket. I made it big so I can fit a larger phone, or this phone and it's charger. On the back, there is a simple zipper pocket I did not take a picture of. As you can see, I did not do the traditional purse assembly. I did this because I wanted bits of the inside fabric peeking out the break up the grey.


Here is the front. This is my first try at reverse applique, and I am pretty happy with it. I got the ribbon from my dad, along with millions of other ribbons. It doesn't really match, but I think it "goes."



And the action shot in the horribly messy bedroom. Because crafting is sooooo much better then cleaning!


The best part...the only things I paid for was thread and snaps. I got the zippers and buttoms from swaps, and all the fabric for free from a lady I work with.

If anyone has any feedback, please share. I really want to know if this is an appealing bag, or I am just waay too excited to have it done. thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2008 01:37:29 PM »

Well done! I think it's a cute purse and I really like the structure, the divider, the little outside contrast pocket. The reverse applique is a very cool touch as well.
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008 06:39:56 PM »

This is really cute.  Did you hand sew the red around the applique?
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2008 07:23:32 AM »

Yeah, I did the red reverse by hand. I thought it would turn out better looking then if I used my machine.

And thank you for the nice comments so far!
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