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Topic: Cable Purse/Clutch -- NOW WITH PATTERN  (Read 6261 times)
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« on: August 14, 2005 02:43:31 PM »

I intended on making the Margaret Nicole pattern that was posted on here, but things took a different turn when I couldn't find a handle I liked and wanted to put in a zipper.









Here's how:

(I took these directions from someone else who figured out the cable pattern but slightly adapted it for this version.)

You will need:
2 skeins Cashmere Luxury Chunky by Fantasy Yarns - Available at AC Moore
     --This is just like Debbie Bliss Cashmarino but cheaper
Size 8 needles
Size 8 dpns
Cable needle
14" zipper in matching color
1/2 yard of lining fabric of choice
Small bit of narrow cording
Ribbon
Thread in a matching color

CO 58 sts

R 1-9 ODD: K3, P4, K8, P4, K2, P4, K8, P4, K2, P4, K8, P4, K3

R 2-8 EVEN: P3, K4, P8, K4, P2, K4, P8, K4, P2, K4, P8, K4, P3

R 10: P3, K4, C8B, K4, P2, K4, C8B, K4, P2, K4, C8B, K4, P3

Repeat this pattern until you've made 5 cable twists.  K 10 rows.  BO.

Measure purse for lining, leaving a 1/2" seam allowance.  Fold over edges and press so that raw seams are not exposed.  Stitch to wrong side of purse.

To make wrist loop, allow an extra long tail and CO 5 stitches on to dpns and make i-cord so that you will be able to take the loop on and off your wrist comfortably.  Allow 1/4" extra on each end for stitching into purse side seam.  BO i-cord, leaving and extra long tail.  Measure piece of cording so that it's as long as i-cord, and then insert cording through i-cord for added stability.  Weave both tail ends around i-cord opening to seal i-cord shut around cording.

Fold purse in half matching up edges, then mattress stitch seams together starting at fold and working up to the top.  When you're about 1/2" from the top edge of the side you want the loop to be on, lay both ends of i-cord loop next to each other in seam and stitch aroundand through loop ends securely.  You may want to do this a couple times to really make sure it won't come out.  Sew other seam together as usual.

Pin zipper to one side of purse opening by stretching the top to it's maximum capability and lining up on side of the zipper tape.  Stitch to about 1/2" near the end and repeat on other side.  The zipper will have to be cut since it will be a bit too long.  Decide where to cut the zipper, and then stitch back and forth across the zipper right above you'd like to cut it.  Cut zipper, and then stitch to purse to secure.

As for the ribbon, anything goes.  The way I did mine (it's a little weird to describe) is I started at one side of the center cable and threaded the ribbon so that it goes under the ribbing panel and up at the one side of the cable, over the cable and down the other side.  Of course, you could do it off center or pattern it however you like, or not even have one at all!

The finished measurments should roughly be around 10"X5"
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2005 02:53:11 PM »

Wow!  I really adore this, and really really wish i knew how to knit now (ok, i've always been jealous of everyones mad knitting skills!)!  I just love how its put together, and i'd deffiently carry something like it!  (Bonus points for having an awsome lining!!!)
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2005 03:04:50 PM »

That's so cute, I love it. But sewing is my nemesis, so I avoid making bags I have to line. Great job, I admire you.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2005 03:33:42 PM »

Wow!  I really adore this, and really really wish i knew how to knit now (ok, i've always been jealous of everyones mad knitting skills!)!  I just love how its put together, and i'd deffiently carry something like it!  (Bonus points for having an awsome lining!!!)

Haha, thanks!  I originally bought the fabric for a skirt but alas, it was a little too thin and was too short.  I'm glad I've put it to good use now!
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2005 12:26:02 PM »

What a great clutch!  I may have to "steal" this idea...  *yoink*
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2005 02:34:13 PM »

Heehee, go for it!
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2005 05:45:11 PM »

i love your bag!!!

could u post the pattern please?
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2005 08:56:31 PM »

Done!  I hope it makes sense  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2005 06:36:08 AM »

Thanks a ton... *goes shopping for yarn*
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2005 12:20:47 PM »

Thanks so much for the tute! I love the shape and color of your bag and can't wait to make one of my own!  Shocked
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