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jazzhands
« on: December 26, 2008 12:34:22 PM »

This is my first purse/bag (and my first real, completed sewing project) and I know it's not perfect, so please be kind. Smiley It was a gift for my sister, who is a life-long Michael Jackson fan.



I used the famous Jordy bag tutorial and the zippered-pocket tutorial http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=11808.0, and made a few small modifications. I made it to be roughly the same dimensions as my own purse, which is about 8"x12"x3".

First I completed the most important feature of the bag: I cross-stitched a sprite of Michael Jackson from the Sega Genesis game, Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, on a piece of fabric for the front of the bag using some waste canvas. I outlined him with some metallic floss to make him really stand out. Smiley He's about 4" tall.



I lined the bag with a fabric to match Michael's blue shirt, added the zippered pocket, and a magnetic clasp.



I also added a big, deep pocket across the back, lined with the same fabric as the inside.



It was way more work than I realized it would be, but she seemed to really like it. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2008 01:43:57 PM »

It's so cute.
i love it.
Great job.
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sunshinekitty1
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2008 06:04:22 PM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2008 06:13:27 PM »

Okay...this is a little random, but I used to love MJ back in the day.  I used to have a sticker album and I had more than one ages dedicated to my MJ stickers.

I love this project.  Congrats on the sewing and thanks for the trip down memory lane.
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I am interested in personal swaps...and kittens...and rocks.  Weird huh?
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