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Topic: Mother's day present - purse and organizer - better pics  (Read 1255 times)
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« on: May 12, 2009 12:35:19 PM »

Made this placemat purse and organizer for my mom for mother's day. Found everything at Goodwill.. tho.. I think my Goodwill is expensive here.. anyone else pay 5 for shirts 7 for dresses and shoes..?? Anyways, The placemat was cheep, 79 cents. The fabric for the organizer was a table runner type thing that just said "make me an organizer" the first time I saw it.. Who was I to argue? I mean, its weird enough that its talking to me, let alone arguing with it..  Grin Stay with me till the end, I got a question for you purse geniuses

picture of the organizer fabric, only the pretty side, though you can sort of see on the edging the other fabric, no worries, you will see more of it later Cheesy

closer picture of the fabric

finished organizer

close up of the organizer. I used a tutorial that I found a link to here on craftster. Super easy, and my mom loved it Cheesy

purse and organizer

purse, OK so I cheated a little bit and got the handles and ribbon at Hobby Lobby... ssshhhh...

So this is my question for you experienced purse people out there, this is how I connected the handles. It seems to hold OK, and the threading doesn't show very much from the outside, but ... well.. I'm OCD and it bothers me.. its a bit crooked, and two lines like that doesn't seem very attractive... though, like I said, you can't really see it.. How would you guys attach it? Hand sewing it to the lining occurred to me, but I was worried it would rip, and probably distort the bag while being carried... Anyways, gimme some advice, I'd rather do it right than be right.... Grin Grin Thanks in advance

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2009 04:43:44 PM »

Cute purse!  To answer your question, with that type of handle, you usually put grommets into the purse, then thread the U bar through. 


kinda like that (only that has o-rings)
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009 08:50:04 AM »

Cute purse!!

For the handles I would recommend doing one of those reinforced X-squares... like sew a square with an X in the center leading to each corner, if that makes sense. It's how I do all of my purse handles for extra strength. Also, I see that you just kinda cut the ends off. It'll give you a cleaner look (for the OCD... lol, I'm the same way) if you fold the ends to the inside of the ribbon instead.

ETA - I think my Goodwill is kinda expensive too. But it saves me from schlepping all over town to garage sales so it's worth it... lol.
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