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« on: August 09, 2010 01:26:06 PM »

I admit it. I'm a purse junkie. but i'm a penny pincer and i hate spending a lot of money on things like that. then i cam across this really easy tutorial from thejordy ( http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0 ) and thought, 'hey, i can do that!' so i found some scrap fabric, stole my mother's sewing machine, and got to work.

the first one is done with scraps that i bought at joanns a while back. i know it doesn't match, but i wasn't too concerned. i just wanted to see if i could do it.



closeup of a the button-clasp


and with a little tweaking...

...it's reversible!!

so now knowing that i was able to follow a basic pattern, i decided to try sewing in some batting (which was a bit thick, but i'm new at this and still learning) to give it more structure. I decided i wanted to give this one away and get some feedback, so after finding the right materials, i went at it for the second try and came up with this:



the lining



and a little flair


i also sewed some velcro in to keep it closed later on...so yea. those are my first purses. let me know what you think and if you have any tips, i'd be more that willing to hear them!
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010 01:45:27 PM »

Great first attempts!  Big well done.
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010 01:46:41 PM »

Nice job!  I think the first one looks nice together even without "matching".  I like the flair!
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010 01:47:13 PM »

thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010 03:00:12 PM »

Very nice i like the colors , thank you for sharing Wink pug2010
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2010 10:54:11 AM »

Great Job!  I used the Jordy for one of my first patterns too!  And I have a tip to offer you.  Try topstitching the top edge when it is done, I was amazed at how crisp and clean the top edge becomes just by running a seam around, I usually use 1/8".  Go right over the sides where the handles are inserted as well.

Keep Up the great work!
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