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« on: March 28, 2011 09:48:38 AM »

This was actually supposed to be a cardigan Cheesy. And it was supposed to be made for my sister by Christmas. But sadly I didn't make it in time Sad. So I decided I would finish the cardigan and give it to her for her birthday (March) instead. After the craziness of Christmas presents, though, I took about a month off of crocheting. When I got back to the project, and got to shaping the armholes, I got completely lost. I just couldn't figure out what the pattern (http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/aruna/aruna.html) wanted me to do!!! Then after much deliberation in my head, I decided not to finish Sad

But……….I didn’t really know what to do with this piece. I didn’t want to unravel it because the design was really pretty, so I decided to fold it and put it away until I was more experienced in making cardigans. I folded it in half and then ding!!!! I had an idea. “I will make it into a bag!!!!” :







I sewed a bow on the outside first then sewed a nice soft fabric ( I found in Hancock Fabrics) on the inside (I hand-sewed it with a color thread matching the color of the purse). Once that was done I folded the piece in half and sewed the edges except the top. My mom and I went to the Thrift Store to find the handle and after many "not the right color"s, we found it. The bad thing is that we had to buy the bag attached to it as well but that became a part of her gift too. Since I have no idea how to sew on a zipper, my mom did it for me instead. I didn't get to take a picture of it afterwards though. But in overall, I'm really happy on how this turned out Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2011 09:55:17 AM »

That is a gorgeous purse, LupitaS! I'm so glad you decided not to frog the project and was able to come up with this alternative to the cardigan. The bow is a great finishing touch, too! I hope your new purse serves you well and long!
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2011 11:13:19 AM »

It's a beautiful bag!
Great solution.
I love how one often makes the most pretty things by accident.
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2011 11:22:20 AM »

Beautiful! A real eye catcher. I have a dumb question... I love your lining and am wondering if that was machine stitched in. I sew, I crochet...but I don't know if I can sew directly on crochet work! Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2011 01:08:51 PM »

Cute, and I love the story Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2011 04:18:32 PM »

Ahhhh.. I used to love collaborating with my mom like that!  I bet it was a lot of fun.  I'm curious about the sewing onto the crocheted part too...Exactly how did you attach the lining? 

This purse you've made is great!  It looks like it was made by a pro.  Excellent work!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2011 06:01:52 PM »

To DreamyDahila and veggiechef,
While I was sewing, I folded the edges of the fabric, so the ends of the edges I cut wouldn't get undone. I don't really think I did anything special other than that. I just sewed as evenly as I could through the yarn. Hopefully that's what you wanted to know Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2011 09:29:50 AM »

LupitaS, YOU have inspired me! I loved the looks so much of your purse and your answer to our (veggiechef and my) question, that I tried sewing fabric onto a crochet piece. It worked! I have a million ideas now. Thank you so much!
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2011 10:15:00 AM »

Thanks Lupita....I'm always amazed at your work.  Keep on posting-you are an inspiration.
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2011 06:54:20 AM »

Gorgeous bag... great work!!
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