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« on: February 23, 2013 08:51:56 AM »


Are you considering making a purse?  Are you part way through and lost your oomph?  Have you chosen fabric, but can't decide on a pattern?  Have you never thought about making your own purses, but are intrigued by the idea?  Then this craftalong is for you!

There aren't any hard and fast rules for this craftalong, beyond the fact that you should make a purse and share in-progress pics with us along the way.  From Amy Butler patterns to the Buttercup bag to clutches, any type is allowed!  

Join anytime!  I'll keep a list of participants and status (in progress, finished, etc.) on this page!

So who's in?  
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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2013 08:53:15 AM »

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alwaysinmyroom/Felted bag
Craftica/Jean bag
Diesels_Mom/Red and Blue purse
Eclectic Dreamer/Name bag/traveling quilt kit
Eclectic Dreamer/Palestinian/Arabesque/Desert inspired Camel Purse
Eclectic Dreamer/Purple corduroy cat-themed messenger bag
Eclectic Dreamer/Leather and fabric inspired purse from a pattern
Eclectic Dreamer/Cover-swapping purse-outside is changeable via loops and buttons.
Eclectic Dreamer/A messenger bag for a craft swap or morsbag
Glamis/Dog face faux-leather bag
gozer/Sunburst sling bag
gozer/Poe Bag
hax/envelope clutch
JS/TBD
J_Kieviet/Chinese brocade duffel bag
J_Kieviet/Chinese brocade purse and wallet
J_Kieviet/tote bags
JessKelly/Everyday clutch 1 and tote bag
JessKelly/Everyday clutch 2 and tote bag
JessKelly/Evening clutch
kaz814/Virginia bag (Emma Brennan pattern)
Kookaloo_Star/Batik Purse
Kookaloo_Star/jean bag
liliv-1/Black bow bag
liliv-1/Orange bag
Lille/poptop bag
plaidpineapple/Amy Butler Blossom Bag
Sharalee/Teesha Moore bag
texscrapper/jean bag
texscrapper/sweaterbag
wendiek/bag from Amy Butler's Style Stitches
Wraithlady/TBD
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013 09:04:30 AM »

I might just craft-a-long with you kaz814  Smiley I have a ton of pretty fabric that needs destashing and I get stuck in a rut with what to make. I think a purse would be a good idea....but which one is the question there are a lot of cute patterns out there.
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013 09:15:03 AM »

That's my problem, too, Kookaloo_Star!  Too many cute patterns.  Also, I need to get over my fear of zippers. 
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2013 09:30:09 AM »

Does poptab bags count too? Because in that case I'm in! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013 09:31:24 AM »

Does poptab bags count too? Because in that case I'm in! Smiley

I'd say so!  So long as it's a purse, it's great!  Cheesy  WOO!  I'll add you to the list!
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2013 12:58:23 PM »

Add me!! I've got a TON of purses I want to make. And a ton of fabric LOL (also bags... do bags count as purses?)

First: Name bag for quilt guild (been stalled for 3+ years). Instead of making a name BADGE, I'm turning it into a BAG... and it will be a mini travel quilting kit. With scissors, rulers, mini cutting mat, pens/pencils, needles, etc.

Second: Palestinian/Arabesque/Desert inspired Camel Purse. It's been stalled about that long too.

Third: My purple corduroy cat-themed messenger bag.

Fourth: A leather and fabric inspired purse from a pattern... I found a designer purse identical for $500. I can make mine for probably less than $20.

Fifth: Cover-swapping purse. I forget what they're called exactly, but the outside is changeable via loops and buttons.

Um... what the heck.

Sixth: A messenger bag for a craft swap. I'll probably do that soon. Unless I decide to do a morsbag instead.
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2013 01:02:27 PM »

Add me!! I've got a TON of purses I want to make. And a ton of fabric LOL (also bags... do bags count as purses?)


SURE!  Smiley  The more the merrier.  And going to add you now!
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2013 01:07:47 PM »

Fifth: Cover-swapping purse. I forget what they're called exactly, but the outside is changeable via loops and buttons.


I think this is a great idea!  Hmmmm ... think of the possibilities ...
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2013 01:32:47 PM »

Oh, I think I NEED this craftalong!

I want to make a bag from my book Amy Butler's Style Stitches! So far I only made one, but that book has many more I really want to try! So count me in, if you want me  Smiley
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