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tinafish
« on: August 10, 2005 08:55:00 PM »

my latest... a friend of mine wanted a really chic, fashionable clutch. she loves going out salsa dancing and wanted a really sleek yet funky clutch to carry. this is what i came up with. the leather is absolutely amazing on this thing. it was left over real leather from a custom furniture place so it's really top quality. i decided to turn the leather inside out and sewed the "wrong" side out. i loved the texture. she is very stylish and is obssessed with shoes!... and so i found this fabric that was absolutely perfect for her. i added a few embellishments here and there....and voila!

anyway here are the results:











thanks for looking! Smiley Smiley Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2005 08:57:27 PM »

oh         my               gosh!     that is SO amazing! you did a FABULOUS job on that purse! l love the embellishments and they are all perfect.  2 thumbs up!  did you get this idea from somewhere or did you just put it together??
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2005 09:01:31 PM »

oh thank you thank you! i just came up with it myself. it was hard for me on this one. if you check out most of my purses i usually if not ALWAYS use corduroy...leather was quite a challenge for me, both because of texture and embellishment style. and on top of that....i think my machine may be mad at me a little....haha. it was tough to sew... the girl i made it for is also very fashion conscious....so i wanted to make sure it fit her style. i'm so glad you like it.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2005 10:18:11 PM »

thats absolutly amazing. it looks designer. i love the different embelishments on the front.
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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2005 11:44:59 PM »

Its GORGEOUS!!! I want one. It is the best thing you've made yet (to me anyway). Your bags are always cool but this one is so beautiful.
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2005 12:40:52 AM »

What an incredibly thoughtful bag. Your friend must be grateful. I absolutely adore the embellishments, especially the ruffles. They're arranged in such a crisp, graphic way. Well done.
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2005 08:33:31 AM »

As usual, very stylish and unique!
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« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2005 08:58:08 AM »

wow thats so beautiful - your friend is amazingly lucky
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« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2005 09:00:38 AM »

*mouth open with no words coming out*

that is the most amazing bag i've seen...did you use any stiffening on the inside at all? or is the leather sufficiently stiff to keep its shape?

i want one!!!!
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tinafish
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2005 11:18:33 AM »

thanks everyone! i've got such good feed back on this clutch purse that i think i'm going to continue making more!

i didnt use anything to really stiffen it completely, but i did use just cotton batting that you would usually use for quilting. it gave it more of a shape, although it's still a little floppy. it should be fine as soon as she puts her stuff in it.  Smiley the batting gives it a soft "fluffy" feel.

*mouth open with no words coming out*

that is the most amazing bag i've seen...did you use any stiffening on the inside at all? or is the leather sufficiently stiff to keep its shape?

i want one!!!!
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