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Topic: Star Wars Custom Logo Print Coin Purses and Wallets  (Read 1195 times)
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« on: September 17, 2012 05:57:02 PM »

A while back I had posted about my Purse I'd made from custom fabric I designed http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=404611.0 .  Since I had swatches and extra fabric laying around, I decided to make a few coin purses and clutch wallets for my tiny Etsy shop.  I need another source of income to pay for my costuming habit lol.  The Coin Purse pattern was drafted by me as I went.  It started out as a 4"x4" square with the top corners rounded off.  The zipper opens about 6", going 3/4 way around the purse to allow easy removal/addition of loose change or odds and ends.  There is a little loop for keys or what ever you want.  It coordinates really well with my purse and my own wallet.  I'm so tempted to keep one for myself, but I only had fabric for two.  Surprisingly, the little coin purses took about as long to make as the wallets because of the rounded corners with the zipper.



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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012 06:51:31 AM »

They look so smart and professional that you have to look carefully to see they're so geeky!
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012 04:52:45 PM »

Very nice fabric and workmanship!  I like the shape of the little coin purse.
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2012 05:14:44 PM »

Thanks :-D  I designed the fabric to blend into the other styles of logos out there but still have enough geeky symbols on it, that a true fan would notice.  I have two purses I love, but they scream out Star Wars and have photos from the movies and art on them.  They're great, but when I need something a little subdued, there just wasn't anything - so I made it!
The coin purse shape was completely on the fly.  I knew it had to have a zipper, because I hate loose change rolling around my purse that fell out of my wallet.  That meant it had to open wider too, so it had to zip 3/4 way around.  I've ordered a cotton sateen fat quarter in brown/gold (like Louis Vuitton) to play with because I had a request for that color scheme.  I think I may make another purse from it with a long skinny strap for my Etsy shop.  I'm also working on other sci-fi theme ideas.  I don't want to order fabric until I see how well these do though.
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2012 07:54:50 PM »

I remember your bag!  love the new accessories!  Great work.
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