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Topic: The "I'm moving to a new country ahhh" purse!  (Read 2728 times)
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« on: August 12, 2007 06:59:52 PM »

Good news, I just found out that I got an internship that I've been crossing my fingers for Smiley The crazy part is that it starts in only six weeks, so come October I'll be living in Seoul, South Korea. I decided to make a new purse last night that I could take away with me and use both at work and more casually on the weekends.

A fellow craftster told me about a fabric store in my area that sells some really nice material  (best tip ever!) so I went to check it out this week. I'd never heard of it before, but it had some amazing stuff and I ended up buying a metre of this teal fabric. I lined the purse and the handles with two layers of heavy iron on interfacing as I'm not the most gentle person with my bags and I figured that it'd last longer that way. The flap closes with a magnetic snap. Here is the purse that I made out of it.

The one thing that I wish I had done differently was to make it wider at the top so that the curve would be more pronounced.

The purse:


Me holding the purse (It is just big enough that I can stick in a notebook):

 
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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2007 07:09:32 PM »

that bag is spiffy, to say the least. congrats on the internship. moving to a new country should be exciting.
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« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2007 07:27:25 PM »

That is so pretty!  I love the shape and fabric combo--it really has style.  Congrats!
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« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2007 08:14:25 PM »

Hey, congratulations!  Grin Hope you have a great time in Seoul


Your bag is really really cool, one of the best I've ever seen here (for my 'Brazilian tastes'  Wink)

I'm lookig at this and thinking how to make one like yours. I started sewing recently, I'm still trying to make things work...

 Kiss
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« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2007 10:12:37 PM »

*that is great about the intership.  i really like that fabric as well and the purse 2!!* Grin
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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2007 10:17:01 PM »

Congrats! Sounds exciting:)
I was going to ask if you went to the store...glad you liked it! That fabric is gorgeous - and I love the shape of the bag too:)
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« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2007 05:13:04 AM »

congratulations on your internship - don't you just love it when life works out like that? good for you!! Wink

congrats also on turning out such an adorable bag! Grin it's an interesting shape, one i haven't really seen much of, so i like it. did you design it yourself?  nice fabric choice, should go with a lot of things.
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« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2007 06:01:16 AM »

Great bag! Congrats on the internship.
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« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2007 06:35:03 AM »

I'm not going to lie, I covet that purse.  Excellent job!  Grin
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Linen-N-Lace
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2007 06:45:46 AM »

Congratulations on your internship from me too!
Also, your purse is wonderful. Love the size, and the shape/style is great.
OOPS! Almost forgot, LOVE the fabric too.
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