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« on: December 29, 2011 11:03:12 PM »

For Christmas this year I made some purses for some of my favorite women. I used fabrics from my stash that suited their interests.

First off, I modified the All People Quilt "sew simple purse," pattern featured here: http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projects-ideas/bags-pillows/sew-simple-purse_1.html, using NY,NY themed fabric. Because I only had enough fabric to make a 19" square I did that rather than the 21" sq that the pattern calls for. I did a couple other things differently in the assembly process as well which resulted in a heavier duty feel to the bag. Here are some pictures:


I basted the handles to the purse body then I hand-stitched them in place using matching blue thread. I really like the finished look of the bag.
Here is a shot of the lining fabric:


This year I also tried something totally new for me. I made coin purses for a sister and a cousin. I've never done this before so there was a lot of trial and error. I used the pdf provided here: http://everythingmary.com/images/Videos/Downloads/Purse%20Frame%20Instructions.pdf
The pdf was basically a place to start. I wound up doing at least three layers of stitching around the purse frame to support the fabric tightly. I also hand stitched the sides up to the hinge part so it would look more finished.

First, here is a pic of the purse for my cousin. The wording on the fabric is a Lord's Prayer novelty fabric (my cousin is very religious and very fond of teal) I found some years ago.

I really like how the dove seems to fly up at you from the words.

Finally, here is a picture of the purse I made for my sister-in-law who is a big space buff.

I thought she deserved to have the galaxy in her pocket. Smiley



Hope you enjoy these! C&C are appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011 01:27:13 AM »

They are all lovely. Those long coin purses look really useful, that depth means a lot less spillage.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011 08:03:41 AM »

They are all lovely. Those long coin purses look really useful, that depth means a lot less spillage.

Thanks, Antidigger! I thought a longer purse would give them more options. If they want to tuck their iPods or USB drives or other small things in there, they can. I tried making a smaller coin purse first but it was much harder to set in the frame evenly for some reason and I was looking at it and thought: "They can't fit much in here anyway. Re-design!"
I'm glad you like them. Smiley
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