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« on: March 06, 2010 02:57:25 PM »

  I had a very small amount of this velvet brocade upholstery fabric left. I pieced it together, and got these two pieces out of it. I also had some dark berry colored suede, and some antique brass buttons.
  Since this piece of fabric was one of my all-time favorites, I had to use the last of it up.
The purse handle is made with 2 pieces of 1/2" thick upholstery cording inside. The handles are attached with the buttons on the side. I like the suede flap, because it hides the zipper. There is a pocket , sewn into two sections, on one side of the purse.
  Putting the zipper in the cosmetic bag was no easy deal. It's the first time I did that kind of zipper, and it seemed to take forever to get it right!
  But, in the end, I'm happy with it!


Here's a peek at the insides. I didn't have 2 zippers that matched. Oh. Well.


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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010 04:15:36 PM »

What is the closure on the small bag?  Is it a crochet loop?

Upholstery fabrics make some of the nicest bags!! Beautiful colors!
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2010 04:23:55 PM »

 It's a piece of gold trim that unravelled. I made one of those "Thread Loops", like you'd do with a needle and thread. only it was unravelled gold trim. Those buttons were in my grandmother's sewing box. I'm glad I found a use for them!
  You are always so supportive, Always!
I suppose I should find those living room pics?
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2010 04:59:34 PM »

I like this a lot!  Especially the assymettric flap.  Sorry about misspelling "asymmetrric..... Tongue
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2010 05:49:47 PM »

Thank you, Ludi! I think it's asymetrical?LOL! Why is it I wanted to use 2 S's?  I made the red stripe slightly off-center, so I decided the flap had to be off too. I just cut a slice thru for the button, and decided against adding any bead embellishments, since I didn't want it turning into an evening bag.
  The bag is just a rectangle, pleated. it has no bottom seam, just a squared-off side panel. The measurements are 13" wide, without the 2" side panel, and about 8" deep. I just pleated up a few small pleats across the top. I didn't use a pattern. I did not line the suede, it's just stitched on top of the edge of the zipper casing.  The cosmetic bag measures 6.5" wide, and 5" deep. It has a wierd shape on the sides from  sewing the gusset in with the bottom curving to a point. I pinched in the top of the gusset. I had topiece the back of the cos. bag, since that was the last of the scraps!
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2010 08:15:12 AM »

I really love your color palette for this purse!
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2010 10:29:46 AM »

 Thank you so much! All I need is a correct top for it, and I will be able to put an outfit together. So, I haven't had a chance to use it yet.
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I like this a lot!  Especially the assymettric flap.  Sorry about misspelling "asymmetrric..... Tongue
That's exactly what I was thinking, the flap (which shall not be named because I can't spell it either  Wink) is just perfect!
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2010 11:04:18 AM »

 That's funny! I had to double check the spelling too. It's asymetric. Why do I keep wanting to spell it the other way???
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