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Topic: Snappy Purses (removable flaps!)  (Read 4835 times)
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« on: September 23, 2014 05:03:57 PM »

I got on a purse kick.



This one is mine…

I tore 2-3 inch rectangles of two different batik-y fabrics, arranged them on woven fusible stabilizer, ironed them then sewed around the edges using various colors.

And this one is now my bud, Sticker’s:

I used huck fabric and craft thread to make a Mexican-blanket-inspired design then carefully cut and sewed around the edges to keep the threads from getting wonky (when you embroider huck, the threads don’t show through to the wrong side.)

I thought I was done with them when an idea popped into my head: make the flaps changeable!

So, whenever I get a little bored, I can make up just a new flap and snap it on! Snap on, snap off Smiley
I tried out the idea on mine first, to make sure the snaps wouldn’t make it too heavy. It seemed all right to me so I redid the other too!


The bottoms are wider than the tops.

They’ve got zippers for extra security (and for going flapless.)

Mine (mixed fabrics.)


Sticker's. I found some slightly textured material for the lining and pockets.

Both have two big outside pockets each hiding two small pockets. Inside the zippered part there are four small pockets.


I widened by an inch the pattern I made and used for this purse and this one

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2014 12:51:13 AM »

Such a clever idea to make the flaps interchangeable.  I love the colours you used too.
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014 11:23:28 AM »

 I absolutely LOVE batik flap you made for yourself. That is so beautiful.
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014 05:54:57 PM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2014 09:12:22 AM »

These are absolutely wonderful! Love the removable flap idea. Cheesy
I gotta say, my favorite flap is the Mexican blanket inspired one.
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« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2014 07:01:15 AM »

Oooh, I love this - both idea and implementation.  Awesome work!
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2014 09:35:50 AM »

Of course I've seen the bag in the IYP swap gallery, but I didn't see this post!

I bought a magazine some time ago that had a bag inside with interchangable flaps! I loved that idea then, I love the idea now!

Great bag! And the flaps make it an even better bag! Very neat. Great work C!  Cheesy
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