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Thread: My summer purse

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    I like to wear black sandals during the summer and I wanted a summer purse that would go with them. So here is what I came up with. I think that it might go with my brown ones too.

    So here it is a lined purse with the little tooled leather at the top of the pocket. I am ging over to Tandy learther to find four tiny brads for each corner of the leather trim so it is very durable and stay's nice and flat. LOL! That is if I don't give it away ... I do things like that. LOL!
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    cute purse!!!

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    Red, that is really cute! You did that?! Sheesh, and I felt proud of myself when I did a regular tote - and it didn't even have pockets! :roll: Yours looks great!

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    Really cool....looks like something you would have to pay a ton of money for in a fancy store!!!!

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    WOW!

    those handles are amazing - did you make them or buy them?

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    This is SO COOL! It doesn't look "homemade" at all! Wow, I am impressed!

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    Wow You will be stylin' :D :D :D

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    Thanks! This is pattern number B4148 (view A) of the Butterick pattern company. I have made tons of them for gifts. They are a little hard to figure out the first time you make it and I do add to it a little here and there, but it is a great pattern. The handles came from a local quilt store called, "Windy Moon Quilts". It is on line if you are interested in buying a set. They are very nice people there. I think these ran somewhere around fifteen dollars.

    My friend who hangs at a bar near the airport with her boyfriend, gets people wanting a purse like hers all the time. I have made her about four or five of them. She say's even people in the grocery store have fits over them. Same with my sis and sis in laws. I have really had fun making these and also Mcall's M5340 in the round style (D) view. I have done a few vougue ones that are very nice, but tons of work in precious fabrics of silk and velvet. Fun, but time consuming detail work.

    I plan on making a few for my buddy to take and sell soon. (To feed my ever wanting fabric habit) I have some toile that is going to be a great purse when it is done for summer.

    Sorry I didn't mean to go on so. Thanks for enjoying the purse.

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    Super nice

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    Great purse!

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    i have that pattern too. i really like the patterns they put out.

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    Super nice

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    Cute. I don't like carrying a purse, but that looks nice. :lol: Hmmmmm.

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    Red this purse came out great. Love the shape and the colors.
    Didn't you post a little one last month that you made?

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    Oh I am blushing now ... :oops: Thanks so MUCH!

    I posted a doll quilt last month I made for my niece, sarah.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/20327.page

    I made one last month for my neighbor for her birthday out of of a black and white toile with black and white check lining and accents and black leather handles and corner protectors.

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    I love it. I would be one of those folks clamoring to buy one from you since I can't seem to make myself jump in a try making one. What type of fabrics do you find to be best when making a purse?

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    Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    Oh I am blushing now ... :oops: Thanks so MUCH!

    I posted a doll quilt last month I made for my niece, sarah.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/20327.page

    I made one last month for my neighbor for her birthday out of of a black and white toile with black and white check lining and accents and black leather handles and corner protectors.
    I thought that was the one. Girl you need to be selling these instead of giving them away. Wonderful work.

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    Hey, that is really cute!!

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    That is so cute. I am impressed. If you get tired of it send it my way. Tee Hee :D

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    I really like the heavier home fabrics or really great woolens, or homespuns that have a good hand to them. (Sturdy but not stiff) I have even used beautiful knits that I stablized on the back side with interfacing and cut out like normal fabric. They all stand up to the wear and tear of a purse. I think the reason my purses come out looking so non-homemade is the fabrics are the best quality I can get my hands on.

    Some of the print patterned corduroy is very nice to work with and durable for anyone just starting out making purses, they look great and are a good choice. I also reccomend buying the best hardware (Like the handles on this one), it makes it a little more special. Depending on the style of the purse, use things that make them look original to that style. I have used antique buckles and buttons, mod styled things from the seventies for the hippie ones. Just amything that you think would be just perfect for your design. It is fun to go looking for just the right thing.

    I try to slow way down and top stitch with the right needle and thread. It is addicting, like quilting, really.

    Then there are the aprons. They are such a kick to make too. But, that is another adventure, so fun!

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    cute, cute!

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    Perty doggon AWESOME!!! You did a great job...I Love the tooled leather too!

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    Great job!

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    Thank you terri, jbstrawberry and debbie! have a wonderful day of sewing!

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