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Thread: My first purse

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    While on vacation in NY, my college friend and I went to a quilt shop. I was looking for a bow tuck pattern and she found a different one called Pockets All Around. She said that she will buy me both patterns if I would sew her purse for her. I agreed [sigh] before thinking.... I'd never sewn one before and she is very particular. She spent nearly an hour picking out the fabrics and bought all the needed supplies. After a few days recovery from the drive, I started the purse. Then found I needed to drive back to NY for a funeral. So I rushed to finish the purse but didn't do a label. When I delivered it to her, she was just thrilled... but did ask about the label. I told her that when I returned home, I'd embroider the label on the lining fabric. Well, I tried 6 times to do the embroidery on the lining fabric with the thread continually breaking, changing the density of the design, the stabilizer, etc. I finally gave up on the lining fabric and used white cotton. Turns out the machine didn't like the lining fabric. The label's in the mail :)

    Oh yes, I added an extra strip to the inside pockets to make it easier to see them and to avoid wear. I also added a firm bottom with plastic canvas, curving the top piece and sewing it to the bottom piece to prevent drooping. It was placed in a sleeve that tucks into its center so it can be removed to be washed.

    Pockets All Around purse
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    purse inside view with strip on pockets
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    purse bottom end view
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    the label that she will sew in herself
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    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
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    Very pretty

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    I love the colors. Very nice.

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    Love the purse and the fabrics.

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    Smart to do the plastic canvas bottom like that !!!

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    Very pretty. Love the fabric

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    Beautiful fabric and a good job sewing. I've never seen the plastic bottom with the curved piece before. Good thinking!

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    Great job! Very pretty purse and love all those inside pockets.

    Kat

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    Nice! Love the colors and the buttons too!

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    Great idea on the bottom. Love the purse with the buttons. Very pretty

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