A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
December Announcement: It's time for our Eighth Annual Gingerbread Contest!  Craft and enter a project for a chance to win a prize!
Total Members: 319,830
Currently Running With Scissors:
174 Guests and 4 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Midnight Stars purse  (Read 1394 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: August 07, 2012 10:58:43 PM »

I found this awesome tutorial for the foldover bag posted by dory14ksmith and knew I had to make it.  This bag is completely my style.  It was a bit outside my skill level so there are some obvious sewing flaws but, overall, I am pleased with the end result.  I omitted the snaps at the handle and threaded some spikes in their place.  I broke a sewing needle while trying to sew the handles on, actually, and decided threaded spikes would be easier for me.  And add to the badassness of the purse.  I used a navy blue pleather-ish fabric for the exterior, a beautiful silky python print for the handle straps themselves (I am totally in love with that fabric) and a light blue microsuede for the interior fabric.  I also added pyramid studs to the front body of the purse. I also made the purse smaller than the tutorial measurements.  It is 10 inches across by about 16 inches tall.
This was definitely a learning experience.  Next time, I make this purse I know what to do differently to make this easier.

« Last Edit: August 07, 2012 11:00:55 PM by BelleMorte - Reason: additional photos » THIS ROCKS   Logged

open to personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012 02:33:22 AM »

What an unusual shape, I'd love it: I could always carry a book! It sounds like you had quite a journey in learning to sew this bag. But you've got a great result in the end.

Look twice, buy once. Nooooo
Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Offline Offline

Posts: 5713
Joined: 03-Oct-2009

View Profile WWW
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2012 10:40:51 AM »

The shape is great and I really like the color!  Good job.Smiley
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Crochet Knotted Head Wrap
Handmade Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Pipe Cleaner Mouse
December 13, 2017 Featured Projects

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.