A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: When you post a project, remember that you can always click the Modify button to edit the post and add additional information.
Total Members: 296,623
Currently Running With Scissors:
686 Guests and 34 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: my first purse.  (Read 797 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Irockyou
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The world can be amazing when you are slightly strange.
bagtart
« 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
Lo{ve}
« 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
THIS ROCKS   Logged
RenRep
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

My hand is the extension of the thinking process - the creative process.
Tadao Ando
steph.reads
« 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!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Irockyou
« 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.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The world can be amazing when you are slightly strange.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How to Curl Hair with Hair Straightener Iron
How to Add Volume and Bounce to Hair
Bespoke Labs T3 Tourmaline Featherweight Dryer Review
FHI Heat Technique Ceramic Ion Styling Iron Review
Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Straightener Review
Latest Blog Articles
Winner of Craft Challenge #100-Pottermouth
July 23, 2014 Featured Projects
Tute Tuesday: Fabric and Felt Bird Ornament

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.