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« on: February 28, 2006 10:42:12 PM »

So, this weekend is my hairstylist's one year anniversary of having opened her own salon.  She's an awesome 28-year-old entrepeneur, who happens to be covered in tattoos. Since I can't come to the anniversary party, I thought I'd make her a present.  So I came up with this purse.  The swallows are from the Stitch 'n Bitch Nation "Baby's First Tattoo" sweater.

The purse measures about 10" x 4".  It is made with Caron cheap yearn in scarlet and black.  I actually have yet to line it, but will do so with some black fabric, and then will sew on some buttons for closing it.  I guess a zipper would work, but whatever.  Since I didn't come up with the chart, I don't know if I can reproduce it here, but it's on P. 211 of SnBN.  The swallows are each 15 sts wide and 19 sts tall.

-On US size 10.5 straight needles (6.5 mm), CO 45 sts.
-Work in St st until piece measures about 4.5" (This allows for the curling of the stockinette, so that the purse ends up at 4")
-On RS row, k5, then work in pattern for right-side swallow (15 sts), k5, work in pattern for left-side swallow (15 sts), k5
-Continue patten in St st
-Ending WS row, p one row
-After tidying up the loose threads, fold fabric rectangle in half, RS tog
-Pin both sides in place, then sew sides shut
-Fold lining fabric around purse (which is still inside-out), and stitch into a pouch.
-Sew lining pouch to purse around mouth of purse
-Affix whatever sort of closure you want
-Turn inside out


Can't wait to make one for myself now!
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« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2006 10:58:07 PM »

What a fun gift!  I've knitted myself a few camera cases with this pattern (though I feel justified in doing it twice, because the first one was stolen, camera and all) but I haven't made anything for anyone else with it.  Other people will be giving her gift cards, and stuff, but this has staying power!

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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2006 12:55:15 AM »

Yarrgh...so I'm still having problems lining and sewing on snaps, but it's turning out okay. I'll post a pic of her holding it if I can get one on Friday!
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2006 10:03:05 AM »

very nice!

« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2006 11:34:35 AM »

I never realized those were supposed to be swallows in SnBN  Roll Eyes

Cute clutch.

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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2006 10:57:55 PM »

cute Idea..

I was thinkin about doing something like that got my peircer since she poended her own shop a year ago too...

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