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jericho
« on: February 27, 2010 01:28:40 PM »

Hello you crafting rockstars!
Here are a few purses I've designed and constructed recently (oldest to newest).
Thanks so very much to craftsters e.r.i.k.a. for her "Lined zippered pouch tutorial" (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22875.msg187145#msg187145) and SewPixie for her zipper pocket tutorial (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=11808.0).
Except for the hardware, I hand-made all components of the purses--pleats, appliques, piping, etc. Comments, questions, and critiques welcome! Smiley

"Safari"
-Antique brass metal detail, including snap closure and strap chain
-Red on red floral interior
-2 interior zebra print square pockets
-Lightly reinforced


"Hardcore"
-Silver metal detail, including snap closure and strap chain
-Shiny black faux snakeskin exterior
-Dainty white on black floral interior
-2 interior floral pockets with black faux snakeskin trim
-Lightly reinforced


"Club Rodeo"
-Antique brass snap closure
-Brown faux snakeskin upper, natural linen lower, yellow piping detail, exterior
-Blue and white pinstripe interior
-Lightly reinforced



"Saddle"
-Messenger style
-Antique brass metal detail, including strap chain, d-rings, and grommets
-Brown faux snakeskin, brown and cream suede exterior with yellow strap contrast, exterior
-Natural linen interior
-2 interior brown faux snakeskin round open pockets (different sizes)
-Lightly reinforced


"Fenghuang"
-Messenger style
-Silver metal detail, including dragon key-chain, strap chain, and d-rings
-Black matte faux snakeskin, multi-color dragon applique exterior
-Purple interior with mulit-color dragon contrast
-1 interior zip pocket
-Lightly reinforced


"Me Jane"
-Messenger style
-Antique brass metal detail, including strap chain, o-rings, and side grommet detail (not pictured)
-Grey faux suede exterior
-Zebra stripe interior
-Large grey and purple floral interior divider zipper pocket
-Lightly reinforced


Thanks for looking! xoxo
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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2010 01:57:09 PM »

I love your "saddle" bag, very stylish and it looks so interesting!
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010 02:15:12 PM »

I love them all, but the dragon applique is so awesome. Thank you for putting these all in one post too.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010 03:31:00 PM »

Wow, you did a great job on all of them.  They are beautiful!  My Birthday is this Friday....Hint..Hint! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010 07:10:08 PM »

sweet handbags!
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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010 11:24:24 PM »

Awesome bags!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2010 10:08:19 AM »

All of them are beautiful  Wink...but,
I love the first one! Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010 07:29:27 AM »

What a lovely design!
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2010 04:20:02 PM »

i love all the clutches. the saddle bag especially. love them all! great job you did there.
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jericho
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2010 09:37:28 AM »

Thanks everyone for the positive feedback! I <3 the craftster community!  Kiss
I love your "saddle" bag, very stylish and it looks so interesting!
i love all the clutches. the saddle bag especially. love them all! great job you did there.
Thank you Belruel and nadscraft! "Saddle" was definitely an experimental piece (well, all of these were really...frankly, it's experimental every time I sew!)--it's only the 6th bag I've ever made, and my first messenger bag. Plus, figuring out how to sew the pleated part onto the solid brown section was quite an adventure!

I love them all, but the dragon applique is so awesome. Thank you for putting these all in one post too.
Thanks lovesclutter! This one had me in a frenzy for a while, because I bought a certain amount of the dragon fabric just planning on using it for the lining...then I cut into it, quite gung-ho...*then* I realized the curves around the bottom of the dragon would be a perfect edge on a messenger bag flap, and the whole thing nearly met its demise right then and there. Fortunately, the fabric was saved *and* I taught myself how to applique (which I totally recommend, it's fun!).

Wow, you did a great job on all of them.  They are beautiful!  My Birthday is this Friday....Hint..Hint! Grin
I hope you had a fabulous birthday trashymeow!!! Cheesy Thank you for your compliments too!

sweet handbags!
Awesome bags!!
Pixieval and humboldtcherry, YOU are sweet and awesome! Smiley Thanks for your lovely compliments.

All of them are beautiful  Wink...but,
I love the first one! Shocked
Thanks silver mom! (Aww, I love moms! Can't wait to see mine next week!) Can you tell I had my mind on warmer climates with that one?


What a lovely design!
Thank you Cutie! Building these purses was an experiment in both design and pattern-making--I've never used a pattern before, but wanted to be able to easily make the same shapes more than once.
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