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« on: September 18, 2006 12:49:27 PM »

So, this is my first time actually posting any of my craftiness. I guess I've just never quite gotten around to it before. But this time...oh yes...I will show off my wares.  Tongue

This is my second attempt at purse making. After the first one my boyfriend's sister requested one for her birthday, and seeing as that is on wednesday, I decided to get busy this weekend.
I wanted to give myself a bit of a challenge to make this purse really special...so as a result this was my first stab at ruching, using a magnetic snap, and installing a zippered pocket. I'm pretty happy with the results.

White fabric with striped lining. Ruching panel in the front.




This is the back of the purse, with lined open pocket.




Here is a detail of the strap ring I used.



Here's the inside with magnet snap and pocket.



And here's the lined pocket.



So, that's that. I'm happy with it, I hope my boyfriend's sister will be too. Any suggestion, comments would be appreciated! Thanks for looking.   Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2006 01:01:43 PM »

Cute cute purse!  May I ask where you got that striped lining fabric?  I love it.
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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2006 01:20:54 PM »

Cute cute purse!  May I ask where you got that striped lining fabric?  I love it.

Thanks very much!
I got the striped fabric at Fabricland (Canada...I don't know if they have them elsewhere). But it was 50% off so I got a metre for 5 bucks. I have lots of it leftover after making this purse, so I'll have to make something for myself now.  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2006 02:39:21 PM »

ooo! i love the shape.. is teh ruching hard? that looks really great!
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2006 02:55:06 PM »

Nice work, love the fabrics combo Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2006 04:03:50 PM »

ooo! i love the shape.. is teh ruching hard? that looks really great!

It was actually quite easy! I just cut a strip of elastic for either side of the ruched panel; the unstretched size of the elastic equal to the panel height (9.5 inches). Then I cut the fabric panel to the height of the elastic while stretched out (15 inches). I just sewed the elastic to the edges of the fabric while stretching it from either end until it spanned the size of the fabric. Let go and voila, ruching!

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