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« on: May 10, 2008 01:12:04 PM »

I made this for my mom for Mother's Day. I haven't given it to her yet. I'll update tomorrow and let you all know if she liked it.
Backstory:
My mom got me sewing lessons for Christmas, so I wanted to sew her something to show my appreciation (vs buying something). I also knew I wanted to use fabric with owls on it. My grandmother (my mom's mom) was obsessed with owls. They were all over her house. She died 25 years ago. I wanted the special Mother's Day purse to remind my mom of her mom. So this is really like a 3 generation bag. I'm hoping it will make her cry (in a good way).

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Owls:


I wanted to add pockets to the red side too, but didn't remember until after I had it mostly sewn up.  I didn't want to rip out seams just to add pockets.  Hubby says it looks better not having pockets on both sides.  I guess I could have stuck something in the pocket so you could see it better.
This was my first time using bias tape.

Whoops, forgot to include the tutorial I used: http://www.belleepoquewhimsy.com/bias-tape-tote-tute
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PoodlyBooty
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008 01:53:20 PM »

Great bag, I have some of that owl fabric too, very purty!
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YukinaKipling
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008 03:30:33 PM »

wow, your mom will love this. I mean, the owl on the pocket glows with softness. I'm sure it'll remind her of her mother.

great idea and purse
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008 04:12:54 PM »

Thanks to both of you!  I sure hope she likes it. Undecided
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