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antigone
« on: April 26, 2006 08:13:32 AM »

Here's a purse I made recently. It took about two evenings, but that included hunting for supplies on a Sunday evening.

I had this vision of a black purse with an embroidered pink tree, and I'm happy with how it turned out. It holds all the necessary stuff and even has a little journal pocket.




 


This is how I made it:

First I cut 2 pieces of black fabric freehand, approximately the shape I wanted the purse to be, pinched them in twice at the top, cut 2 matching pieces of fabric for the lining and some fabric for the handles. I added a pocket and two places for pens. I sewed the lining and added a zipper to it. Then I embroidered the tree and sewed everything together. When I was going to sew the lining to the outer fabric at the top (and sew around the zipper once again), my machine kept jamming so I ended up hand sewing the top seam. The lining is a bit shorter than the outer fabric, so the zipper is somewhat lowered into the top of the purse.

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« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2006 08:35:55 AM »

your tree is beautiful!  i love its swirly prettiness.
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antigone
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2006 08:41:18 AM »

thank you! I love your user name! Determined improvisation is, well, the way I make everything! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2006 09:26:37 AM »

I like your bag! and nice job on the embroidery. I actually just posted a bag that has a similar design to yours! Great minds...  Cheesy
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antigone
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2006 09:28:18 AM »

I just saw yours. It's FABULOUS!!!
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arrhythmia
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2006 09:54:56 AM »

Woo, I  LOVE the tree. Very fun image! Super bag!!
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antigone
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2006 07:35:44 AM »

Thanks Cheesy
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bluepie
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2006 08:21:36 AM »

I LOVE TREES!!!! and i adore your bag!...your're very creative...
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