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« on: January 23, 2009 06:11:13 PM »

Ok people bare with me. I just recently *like the last two weeks* have started to sew. I've only did little things. I seen someone on here had taken their brother's old uniform and made a purse..So I took my Husband's old active duty uniform and made myself a purse..I didn't use a tut or any pattern. I just kinda looked at different purses and this is what I came up with.

This is the front.

This is the back.

This is one of the sides..The other side does not have the buttons on it.

This is the handle and the top of the purse...You see the latch for the purse.

The inside of the purse...ALL PINK. *woohoo*

Closer look at the fabric used for the lining.

and last but not least this is the latch for the top of the purse...

I hope you all enjoyed.

The world can be amazing when you are slightly strange.
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009 06:37:19 PM »

A great first effort!! A gusset on your first attempt - well done- and a clever use of the original elements of the uniform!

I am always truly amazed and impressed when people say they dive right in without a pattern!! I now attempt to draft patterns but when I started I always used a tute or pattern.

Keep on sewing - you may end up like me suffering, as I said in a previous thread. from what I call OBD - obsessive bag disorder!!!!!
« Last Edit: January 23, 2009 11:14:13 PM by bagtart » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009 07:52:46 PM »

this is so much better than my first attempt at a bag!
good job  Smiley
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009 08:00:37 PM »

Great Idea! My husband and I are both in the Air Force and I have tons of uniforms between the two of us. I have actually made a purse out of a uniform (an idea from my dear friend Lindsey). I will post pictures soon. Also, I have started a BDU & Denim rag quilt for my mother.

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009 09:49:37 PM »

Good first project! I live at an Army Post and they make and sell those bags for lots of money around here. Like $50 and up. I really think my MIL would like one but I'm not sure my sewing skills are up to it. I may give it a go next time she has a birthday or something. Anyway, that was more info than you needed but good job and keep learning!
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2009 07:02:47 AM »

Thank you so much! I was actually going to put the bottom pockets from the top on the inside but then decided against it. I like it like this better.

The world can be amazing when you are slightly strange.
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