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jennlrc
« on: April 16, 2013 12:09:47 PM »

This is my first posting! I decided to take up sewing a year ago and have thus far had some good outcomes and some not so good outcomes. I am teaching myself - which sucks big time - and never really know what I am doing. I invested in a brother sewing machine, a pretty cheap model and because of it part of my seams are sometimes crooked when the rest of it is completely dead on.
That being said, I found a pattern online for free for a purse, it was so pretty I had to give it a shot. It took me a solid week to do my first one and it turned out nice, I totally fudged up on the stabilizer though because the directions were not that clear. I made a second one for my Grandma who liked mine so well, and fudged up a bit more - seams weren't as straight, stabilizer once again was a nightmare, lining was a bit to big - but it is sturdy, pretty, and I am still pretty proud of it. I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but there are two dividers in there - one with a zipper, and one with a pouch.


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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013 12:12:07 PM »

Wow, they're beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013 12:25:06 PM »

I think they turned out nicely! Can't believe they are your first and second purses!  I love the fabrics...

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013 01:42:28 PM »

I just can't believe that you started making purses with this pattern! And that you managed to make two awesome purses! Unbelievable!
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013 04:31:13 PM »

Love them both, great job!
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2013 04:43:52 PM »

What?? These are your first purses?! You clearly have a knack for sewing them Smiley. I like your fabric choices too.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013 04:52:04 PM »

Gorgeous!  I love the fabrics you chose and I'm super impressed!  These do not look like first purses to me!
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2013 07:04:02 PM »

what site did you get the pattern from ? i would love to make one Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2013 09:12:10 AM »

Thank you everyone for all your kind words, I was pretty nervous about posting, so really thank you.
frogprincess I got the pattern at:http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2010/09/free-amy-butler-pattern-blossom-handbagshoulder-bag/

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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2013 10:32:26 AM »

Wow, I think both look fantastic.
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