16 Responses to “And behold! A purse was born”

  1. Mad September 4, 2007 at 8:46 PM #

    That is so cute…wish I was as crafty! 🙂

  2. Kaz Augustin September 5, 2007 at 12:01 AM #

    Kewl! Very nice colours. The material you used for the interior is luscious. And you got that terrible bunching because your tension was wrong…thread, not mental! :boff:

  3. Ember September 5, 2007 at 8:43 AM #

    I bow to your skills.

  4. Phyl September 5, 2007 at 8:45 AM #

    Cute! Do you quilt as well?

  5. Lesley September 5, 2007 at 9:10 AM #

    Well that is just adorable! I’m sure it will look more like a potato sack if I try though…

  6. Anna September 5, 2007 at 10:02 AM #

    Beautiful purse! And thanks for the links to the tutorials. Sewing is on my list for next year. 🙂 This year it’s knitting, specifically so I can make socks.

  7. Angie September 5, 2007 at 10:10 AM #

    I don’t quilt. I think quilting is an amazing skill, but it looks like a lot of work to me so I’ve never tried. My grandmother made the most beautiful quilts, I still have several of them.

    Kaz, well, see, I think I actually reversed past the fabric too, so that might not have helped. And I’m a total moron about proper tension. So I wasn’t too upset with the bunching. I was just glad no one will ever see it again, lolol.

  8. jsne September 5, 2007 at 11:10 AM #

    this looks awesome. I see you’ve caught the fever.

  9. Jody W. September 5, 2007 at 11:49 AM #

    That is really neat! Now that you’re the zipper goddess, how hard do you think it would be to add a zipper to hold the purse itself closed? If I had an open purse like that, my stuff would fall out constantly.

  10. Angie September 5, 2007 at 11:59 AM #

    I see you’ve caught the fever.

    I’ve had some serious concentration issues lately, and sewing is something I can do and not totally mess up or miss something if my attention wanders.

    Now that you’re the zipper goddess, how hard do you think it would be to add a zipper to hold the purse itself closed?

    *snort* at zipper goddess. The purse does have a really strong magnetic snap in the middle which holds it closed fairly well. But I was thinking about zippers this morning and trying to add one to the top of another purse (something from the dollar table again, lol, in case I mess up). But now that I understand how to sew the zipper, it’s not as intimidating, so I don’t think it would be a problem at all.

  11. Phyl September 5, 2007 at 12:22 PM #

    True, the bigger the quilt, the more work it seems. But some are awfully simple. It’s just that you are clearly comfortable with your machine and from your pictures you already own the necessary tools. Just wondered.

  12. Angie September 5, 2007 at 12:25 PM #

    Well, if I had a simple pattern to follow, I would probably try it. I like straight lines and I’m sure there are a few of those in quilting 😉

    Jane keeps trying to get me to make clothes. I don’t think she realized that by the time I finished them, Brianna would be two sizes too big for them. :giggle:

  13. Phyl September 5, 2007 at 1:47 PM #

    LOL! Five years ago my now 11-year old son talked me into buying a pattern for a pair of boxers. I got to the placket and gave up. He still asks about them, even though he outgrew what they might have been 3 years ago! So, no, I don’t go near clothes either! My son has learned he can ask for fabric instead. I have a small collection fabric with army guys and other testosterone-laden images that will go into a throw this winter. Yep, all straight lines. Of course I needed a $$$$ machine for sewing those straight lines. If you’re ever serious about trying a simple pattern, email me off line. I have patterns coming out the wazoo.

  14. Jane September 5, 2007 at 2:44 PM #

    It’s not that hard. Seriously. If you can make a purse, with a zipper, and lining, you can make a top. and pants.

  15. Nicole September 7, 2007 at 3:54 PM #

    Evil woman. Now I have to go out and make myself a purse. I’ve been wanting to for awhile, but this is that extra push I needed.


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