Saturday, October 17, 2009

My Purses

Here are photos of my first two fabric purses. Jess saw a picture online of a purse from back in 2007 and wanted one like it.  So I searched for a pattern and couldn't come up with one. However, while I was shopping in a new fabric store in Cheboygan, of all places, I found this beautiful trio of green fabrics and a purse pattern that was close enough to modify. So that was the start of my "proto-type".

The pattern had to be modified significantly - shape, dimensions, length of handles, etc., but the important parts, like what order to do things in and how big to make the pleats, was all in there.  So I made the green bag first. The pattern instructions weren't the greatest, so I ended up doing a couple of things wrong and had to take some parts out and re-do. That was frustrating, but I think the final product was pretty good.  I felt it needed an embellishment of some sort, so I made a flower from some of my left-over felted wool and a pearl.





Then I made the flower for the owl bag using some of the left-over handle fabric. Boy, thank goodness for the web. Don't think I would've been able to do this without online instructions. You-tube helps too. : )

2 comments:

GWENDOLYN said...

You have a wonderful God given talent! Those purses you made are gorgeous!
Blessings!
Gwen

Renee' said...

Hello --

I am a Pink Saturday visitor, but could hardly get past that owl bag! How wonderful!! Will you be selling it on Etsy by any chance?

Also, I must say, I am usually annoyed by music in blogs -- I'm not hard to annoy -- but your selection is absolutely beautiful and just what I needed to hear. Thanks!