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Thread: My first purse! (not a Bowtucks)

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    This is another gift for my mom for Christmas. It's the first purse I've attempted. The pattern wasn't the best and I struggled with it. No picture diagrams at all and some lines that they called for you to sew in the pattern weren't even printed on the pattern pieces. I think it turned out nicely, enough so that I feel okay giving it as a gift.

    The front has two little hidden pockets (second picture). The inside has a couple different kinds of pockets though I'm not crazy about how the lining is attached. It's just attached at the top, the sides and bottom are loose so it's kind of scrunchy inside.

    Colors are a little washed out due to camera flash.
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    Great job. I am sure she will like it.

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    Great job, I would love to have it.

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    that looks really lovely. I think it turned out awesome.

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    Oh my, what a lovely purse and the inside is to die for! All that room and compartments, too. You did such a lovely job sewing this. :)

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    I love those colors. The inside looks like suede in your photo. You might want to consider adding one more line of stitching in the center of the very bottom. That might help eliminate some of the scrunchiness. I've done that before, it's fairly easy if you take all the extras off your machine first to make some room to fit the purse in the space and put several safety pins in place. (They don't bite if they're closed.) Don't make yourself crazy about making the seam go from edge to edge. Just get a seam or two in the bottom to help the lining stay put. You can also do this with needle and thread.

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    Looks great...love the colors. Did you put a hard bottom in the purse? If not, you could make and cover one, putting it in the bottom holds the lining down and gives it some stability. I just guesstimate the size, try it, and adjust until I am satisfied with the fit. Plastic canvas is cheap and water friendly. Make a little pillow case cover from one of the fabrics, slide it in, and there you go. Your mom will love that you made it for her.

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    Very nice.

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    Great to me. I saw no mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgthom
    Looks great...love the colors. Did you put a hard bottom in the purse? If not, you could make and cover one, putting it in the bottom holds the lining down and gives it some stability. I just guesstimate the size, try it, and adjust until I am satisfied with the fit. Plastic canvas is cheap and water friendly. Make a little pillow case cover from one of the fabrics, slide it in, and there you go. Your mom will love that you made it for her.
    The pattern called for you to put a hard bottom piece in before you sewed the bottom center together. I did that but I think I might try your suggestion as well. Something pushed down into the bottom on top of the lining would help pull it out I think. Get rid of some of the scrunchies. Thanks for the tip!

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