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« on: August 03, 2011 12:18:10 PM »

I've never sewn a purse before, so of course I'd have to tackle a button purse as my first adventure!  My partner for the Make a Friend swap, thisbirdsabsurd, had one on her wist so I sourced a pattern, some fabric and a ton of buttons.  I originally had buttons on the bottom, too, but it weighed it down too much so ended up with buttons only on the sides. 
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The lining.  I had to think about this project a bit before starting it.  I knew I didn't want the buttons sewn through the lining.


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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2011 12:25:15 PM »

Oh I love it! That fabric is fantastic too. Adding this to my wist!
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2011 12:50:17 PM »

What a beautiful bag!  Expert job - I admire your workmanship workwomanship.  Cool
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011 01:16:21 PM »

This is amazing! The colors are so pretty, and you got some great detailing in, too.
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« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2011 01:52:11 PM »

MissingWillow, I can't believe that's your first purse!  It turned out fabulous!  Your swap partner is one lucky chica Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2011 01:59:01 PM »

Very neat!
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2011 02:09:01 PM »

that is one gorgeous bag, love the buttons with that fabulous fabric!  Pretty awesome for your first bag Grin
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2011 02:26:30 PM »

Thanks everyone!  It was fun to make, even with sewing on all of those buttons.   Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2011 02:38:24 PM »

Great bag! Such pretty fabric, and the buttons complement it so well!
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2011 03:54:59 PM »

I love it!
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2011 03:59:58 PM »

Your first bag?! You talented thing! I hope it's not your last one. It's so fun and bright and wonderful in every way. GREAT job.
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2011 11:49:03 PM »

I love this bag sooooo much!! So impressed that this is your first bag, very well done Smiley I would have totally bought this bag if it was for sale Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2011 04:58:27 AM »

Wow, thanks you guys!
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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2011 06:54:51 AM »

You can't possibly understand how fabulous it is unless you see it in person!  So well made and the design is amazing.  I love it and I know I'll get all sorts of compliments when it makes it's public debut!  Smiley  Thanks so much!!!
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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2011 08:45:15 AM »

Awesome bag, I love the fabric & the buttons.  Also the pockets. It looks so professional. You did a wonderful jog!!!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2011 09:54:35 AM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2011 10:18:30 AM »

This is so cute! I adore that fabric and the buttons go with it incredibly well!
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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2011 06:23:12 AM »

That is really, really, ridiculously good-looking Cheesy

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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2011 10:53:20 AM »

Hey, girlfriend.....awesome first bag! Looks like you've been doing it forever. Love it! Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2011 11:10:29 AM »

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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2011 12:15:03 PM »

By any chance is this the Two Hour Tulip pattern?  I bought the pattern a few weeks ago and haven't made one yet.

If it was, how was the construction?  Did you have any problems?  Suggestions or changes?
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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2011 05:13:26 AM »

It sure is.   Smiley  I didn't find anything I would do differently on my next one, so I'd say it's a pretty good pattern.  And was easy for a beginner to follow. 
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« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2011 08:21:21 AM »

It sure is.   Smiley  I didn't find anything I would do differently on my next one, so I'd say it's a pretty good pattern.  And was easy for a beginner to follow. 

Good to know! Thanks for the info.
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« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2011 04:42:52 PM »

Love everything about this bag, fabric, color and buttons.
The shape looks very practical to.
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« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2011 05:18:26 PM »

Thanks very much, purpur.   Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: September 05, 2011 09:15:28 PM »

Super cute!  I love the shape and the fact that the buttons match the fabric so well!
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« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2011 05:22:35 PM »

Love it!
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Love the bag! Super cute indeed!
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« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2011 04:13:21 AM »

Thanks guys!   Smiley
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