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« on: December 30, 2003 02:06:58 PM »

Hello everyone.  I have been itching to make a purse but I can't find a pattern I like.

So I was wondering how does one make their own pattern?

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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2003 04:10:58 PM »

I've made a purse - more like a rectangle - bag.
You will have to draw it out and measure it.  Find one in the store you like the size of and note features you like.  Plan it all before you start cutting. Spend time thinking through the logical order to put it all together.

Check the links section for a purse hardware site.

Check this book out also.

« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2003 04:32:16 PM »

The first time I made a purse, I made my own pattern.  I had never made my own pattern for anything before (okay, except maybe a pillow, ha ha).

I thought about it for 2 hours, making sketches (they weren't supah fashion sketches, just little sketches to help me visualize what I wanted), and making notes.  I tried to figure out what I wanted and how many pieces it would take to get there.  I also had to figure out the order to sew everything in (and I wrote that down).

After I had drawn pictures of the purse, and pictures of all the pieces I needed (with numbers and notes next to them), I made a pattern with newspaper.

I also made a tiny little purse, just to figure out how the pieces would be sewn together.

You can always look at another purse and see what the pieces look like.  (That's what I did with the backpack I made).  Someone in another thread suggested pressing aluminum foil up against the different pieces of something to get the right shape for your pattern pieces.

There are also some instructions here at craftster that can help you.

Messenger Bag

Mini Purse
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