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« on: July 30, 2009 05:08:45 PM »

It took me two weeks of off and on work to finish this purse, but I'm glad I took my time because I'm extremely happy with the results. I watched a loooot of Star Trek while I was working on this!!

I pieced together three fabrics and quilted them myself for the fabric before I assembled the bag using the Simplicity Sew Stylish 2862 F pile of flesh. The instructions I used called for a chain handle, but I thought it looked really tacky so I made the leather one instead. I bought a strip of double layer leather trim (you can find a photo in my flikr account), folded it in half and sewed up each edge. Then I strung a soft cord through the middle with my loop turner, leaving three inches on each edge without the cord, and folded the strap through the swivel clips. I stitched them down and then made small covers that I hand-sewed on to conceal the stitching.

I got the instructions/pile of flesh from the Summer 2008 edition of CraftStylish, but honestly I would NOT recommend using this source. The mathematics were AWFUL -- each level of instructions contradicted the last with regards to measurements / number of pieces to cut / etc (especially when piecing together the fabric). I ended up having to basically re-create the pile of flesh on my own by looking at the photo and actual pile of flesh and doing scale measurements. If anyone is interested, I will post the measurements I ended up using (I don't want to step on the toes of the magazine editors here, but the original instructions are practically unusable).

If anyone decides to make this and wants tips/information I'm glad to help! Cheesy It's a bit of a project but pretty fun, especially if you put on a movie/show in the background while you're working.

More photos on my flikr, if anyone is interested
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2009 05:19:39 PM »

Nice job and a bag I would be proud to carry.

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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2009 05:56:11 PM »

I really eat this bag! You did a great job (especially on those handles).

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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2009 07:47:10 PM »

It looks great. 

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