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51  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Shiny new handbag on: April 22, 2005 02:58:43 PM
For my first version of this one, I don't think it turned out too bad.  The material is a shiny type of something and the print was already on there, it's not beaded.  Oh, and the teddy bear was just a prop.  LOL  I even put a zippered pocket inside, first time I've put in a zipper in too many years.  The tutes on this site really helped me  Only thing is the lining turned out a little funky when I finished up so I may do it a little differently next time.  The size was a little small for my taste too, I need to work on that.  Enjoy and let me know what you think.


52  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Pink Camo on: April 12, 2005 11:36:27 PM
Tonight I braved satin...wasn't too bad but I don't like the way it frays.  All edges were finished off clean though so it's not a problem.  The pics attached are not great quality as I took them with my webcam (digital camera is with hubby and he is out of town).  I will take different pics when I get my camera back so the quality will be better.  I was just so excited I had to share.  Cheesy

I used some pink camo material for the outside.  There is a handmade pink applique heart on the front, using the same pink satin as the liner.  Plastic snap closure.  Strap is long so it's a shoulder bag, and I put a contrast in the center of the strap using the lining as well.  The inside pocket used was the camo material as well.  I am really happy with this bag.  As much as I want to keep it to use, I am going to sell it.

53  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Big Button, striped purse on: April 01, 2005 11:21:46 PM
Thanks to the tute for the Rounder Roomier Bag (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=14604.0), I created this masterpiece.  The next one I will fix my mistakes as I thought of some good ideas as I went along.  But this is the final masterpiece.  Let me know what y'all think.  Smiley

Front view, purse closed with big black button, loop made using the lining material.  Burgundy, mustard, white stripes and burgundy lining.  I used the lining material to make round pieces to attach the handles to, instead of using wooden rings (didn't have any).

This is a view of the inside.  I added a pocket using the same striped pattern but going left to right instead of up and down.  The inside of the pocket is the lining material.


This is the final view.  I opened it up to show the pocket open as well.
54  FIBER ARTS / Dyeing: Completed Projects / Purple Tye Dye Purse & Matching Wallet on: March 30, 2005 11:19:52 PM
I'm getting so much better at sewing and getting back into the swing of things...just like riding a bike.  I made this set for a woman at work who is going to give it to her 14 year old daughter whom she says is a "total girly girl".  Purple Tye Dye purse (pattern by Jordy - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=19288.0) with lavender satin lining & matching wallet (pattern by hdoglovesyou - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=20925.0).  The front of the purse has a pocket too.  White cloudy snaps close them both together and extras were added for show on the wallet.  Enjoy!

55  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Spring Fling Jordy on: March 22, 2005 09:40:36 PM
Here's my second Jordy.  More remnant fabric from Walmart, spring flowers in white and yellow with a bright pinkish salmonish colored background.  I added a second fabric contrast of yellow/white checks to the center and it's also the lining.  Finished it with a matching pocket inside.  A small snap closure.  I used thick sew in interfacing to make it stiff.  You know I'll be using this puppy starting tomorrow.  Cheesy

56  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Red Hats Jordy Bag on: March 20, 2005 08:47:19 PM
I had so much fun making this and it was extremely easy!!  Thank you for posting such a wonderful bag pattern that is not only easy to make but loads of fun.  It only took me about an hour to make and this is only my 4th bag I've made.  The outside fabric is the "red hat" theme and I hand sewed a feather boa around the top.  The liner is a lavender crinkled satin.  I bought both fabric pieces in the remnant bin at Walmart.  I used a snap closure (first time using my handy dandy snap attached tool).  There is also a decorative stitch around the inside edge (on outside too but the boa is covering it up).  Total cost for the bag probably cost me $6, most of which was the feather boa.



57  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Zebra purse on: February 14, 2005 09:00:59 PM
Here is my second purse I've made so far.  I used a cotton zebra print that I bought in a remnant bin at Super Walmart.  I also used another remnant from the same bin for the liner, purple cotton/satin type fabric.  The straps are lined with interfacing so they are kinda stiff.  I also decorated it with the beaded fringe to match the lining.  All I did was took a regular piece of typing paper, folded it into a triangle and cut off the excess to make a perfect square.  That was the purse itself.  I guessed on the straps.  In the end, I realized I didn't accessorize the inside with a pocket or anything but it's cute with or without one.  Enjoy!



58  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Blue denim/blue & white checks bag on: February 07, 2005 06:30:16 AM
This is my first post and my first purse.  The last purse I made was way back in high school and it was a tube tote bag with rainbow handles (that'll date me).  I just love shopping at Super Walmart for their $1 yard fabric and found this fabric which was two tone.  Half of the fold was checked and the other half was the denim look (all cotton though).  I took a handmade pattern sized to my preference for the front, back, sides and bottom...then did the same for the lining (lining is just the checked with a blue pocket).  I was going to add a beaded fringe but decided the buttons looked cuter.  I haven't decided if I'm going to add something to close it with or not (zipper, snap, etc.) but it's pretty much done at this point.  I need feedback...I'm so excited to make more.  I'm in the process of opening a baby store online with handmade baby clothes so this is a totally different venture which I'm loving just as much.  Smiley

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