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Bad Kitty
« on: March 17, 2009 06:18:14 AM »

I figured the other half of that black velvet dress did such a good job of making a purse I cut off the other side. Well it was originally for something else but was too small. I also had more fabric from my crazy buying spree four years ago and thought....hmm another purse. A girl can never have too many purses or shoes but I can't make shoes yet...Purses yes. I made this one a little bigger than the last one. No real pattern. I am going to make another mp3 pouch in the blue fabric and made another makeup bag. Simple fast and so me!

Pardon the pic, it's resting on a nearly finished recon bookcase....

Inside, I can never get the inside pics to look decent it is supposed to show the pocket.

The strap is pulling away already so after two days it needs repairs but thats ok...still love it. The cool thing about having to repair your stuff, since you made it, you know how it went together.


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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009 02:56:31 AM »

What a pretty bag! Great fabric choices, I really like the bue one.  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009 09:14:48 AM »

Like your purse. Very creative.  The fact that you re-used material is great.

A tip on your purse straps.  You mentioned they are pulling away already and are in for a repair job.

Cut 4 pieces of cotton fabric.  In this case I would use black cotton fabric.
Interface these 4 pieces of cotton fabric.

Take 2 pieces of interfaced cotton fabric and sandwich & sew your velvet strap end into it.

Repeat on the other end of your purse strap.

Place these reinforced pieces into your purse top so you stitch through these reinforced ends  vs  stitching through just the velvet.

You have just reinforced your velvet strap to help deal with stress, and prevent that pull-away fraying.  Your strap has a better chance of lasting longer.

hmmm...hope I made sense. 
Let me know if you need clarification. 
You know how you write something and you know exactly what you mean but the rest of the world is left wondering?Huh   Grin
I have a feeling this may be one of those moments.

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Bad Kitty
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009 10:32:20 AM »

Thank you, I  get the idea. Not sure if it will work with the blue fabric it's real ravelly(so not a word I know hehe). I got fray stop, glue guns and stitch witchery AND interfacing. I will make it work I love the purse so much. I had to switch back to the other purse I made last week because the strap is getting worse, foo. Maybe I'll fix the new one tonight.

Thanks again for the tips at the very least it set my mind in the right direction..>REINFORCEMENTS< haha.

Bad Kitty
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