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Topic: Brown with Bue flowers Handbag - NOW WITH PATTERN  (Read 13962 times)
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brubendall
« on: July 20, 2006 12:57:09 PM »

So I saw this backpack:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=107332.0

I knew I had to have some of that fabric.  I rushed out and got it, but then took several days to decide what kind of purse to make.  I had decided on just a simple two handled jordy, but ran across a picture I had printed off of a purse I liked.  I'm almost positive it was from Craftster, but I have no idea who made it - it was navy blue corduroy wth some red detailing on one of the front corners.  Anyway, I decided I would give it a go (even though I usually use crappy material the first time I try a new thing, I couldn't wait to use this fabric).  So if this is your design, thank you for the inspiration!

Front, closes with two magnetic snaps, one just below each handle:


Inside pockets: pen holder, and two open ones fit for lipstick or cell phone:


Large velcro pocket on other side.  This pocket is for all my receipts and paper I always have floating around in my purse.  I usually can't find anything because of all the receipts (I switched to a smaller wallet recently that doesn't have room for the receipts):


Small pocket on the end that holds my keys perfectly:


For size, on my shoulder:


And at my side:


I didn't take a side view, but it's 3.5" wide at the bottom, narrowing to nothing at the top.

Sor far, I like the style, though if you tend to carry a heavy purse, the handle situation might not work.  I'm trying to cut down on what I carry!
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2006 01:07:20 PM »

I like that its cute it's very roomy.  Great job all the colors fit together.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2006 02:11:07 PM »

I love that purse! Good job! I love the colors and just like the whole design. Is there any chance you might make a tutorial?
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2006 02:14:25 PM »

I love it! The size is great!
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2006 03:28:34 PM »

Ohhhh that fabric is excellent!! Great bag! Looks very professional and pockets always rock my socks. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2006 06:26:01 PM »

You did a really nice job. Way to go.

Both the fabric, and the shape of the bag remind me of the Amy Butler Uptown bag. Below is the link to her site, and the pattern..

http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/products/patterns_display.php?id=2
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2006 10:14:23 PM »

Thanks everyone!  I've already gotten several compliments on it and just carried it today for the first time.  I think I'm going to make one for my SIL for her birthday next month.

Oh, and amenm, I love the fabric because it reminds me of Amy Butler as well.  I checked out the link you posted and maybe on my next on I'll round out the corners a bit like on the pattern.  That might actually be easier! 

I love that purse! ... Is there any chance you might make a tutorial?

It's basically a "jordy" style purse, I just cut the shape a little differently, added the pockets where I wanted them and put the handles where you see them  Here's the jordy tutorial:  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=32204.0
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2006 06:55:03 AM »

Love your bag and the fabric is awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2006 09:06:14 AM »

i am totally IN LOVE with this bag- the design and the fabric!!  i recently purchased some amy butler fabric (1/2 yard) and now i know that i'm going to make THIS with it!  I've made a jordy before, but i'm curious about your dimensions.  Would you mind listing them? i'd really appreciate it.  Also, i love what you did with the notches on this bag by the handles.  You did a super job.  my compliments! Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2006 10:34:53 AM »

Looks really nice and well done! Great fabric!!
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