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Topic: Velvety Black Moleskin Buttercup Purse for the Festive Season  (Read 1466 times)
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« on: December 20, 2009 10:50:48 PM »

Moleskin is some kind of man-made material from Joanne's. No real moles were harmed making this bag!

Iíve made several cute buttercup purses but this is my all out favorite! So far Iíve taken it to a holiday season party and a holiday concert. It looks cute with my new white silky peasant blouse and black belt Ė which I have JUST NOW POSTED (!) in another crafster forum http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=332352.0

As often happens I sewed this during the early morning hours. All the sewing work, again, took probably less than 2 hours.

I used the free buttercup purse pattern that I and many others in this forum have used to advantage so many times. http://madebyrae.blogspot.com/2009/02/free-buttercup-bag-sewing-pattern.html . For this one I photocopy the pattern up to 129 percent. (Sometimes I also extend the length of the bag, not this time.)

I just used a piece of cord for the button loop, because itís a party bag. I sewed grosgrain ribbon on the inside both under button and under the cord ends for stability. I put quilt batting between lining and outside fabric.

The lining is scrap pieces of that Joanneís brocade (polyester) that goes on sale regularly and is so pretty. Not only is it scraps itís a set of side set pockets I never used Ė but too pretty to throw out! I just zigzagged the pocket pieces side-by-side together with black thread, running a piece of grosgrain ribbon down behind under the zigzag stiches. Then I pieced out the part of the pocket that left a gap when I laid the results over my lining piece. Such pretty brocade scraps, I was so happy to use them here.

I bought the button at Britex in San Francisco on a holiday outing trip (I did a little blogging about that outing at http://megrosesews.blogspot.com). It was fun taking the mostly completed purse Ė minus itís strap and full of pins to the third floor and try out every possible button with the saleslady. Even more fun to have the purse done and use it!

Here are some other buttercup purses Iíve made and posted
Evaís cowgirl purse http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=330889.0

This reminds me Iíve made some cute ones I havenít posted!
« Last Edit: December 30, 2009 01:18:14 AM by MegRoseSews » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2009 06:40:32 PM »

Gorgeous black bag! I love the glamorous little bags that we use for parties! You did a great job on yours!

Also, I love the fabric on the turquoise bag! Divine!
Thanks for sharing!  (and thanks for your blog link as well!)
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