Friday, October 18, 2013

I Made a Purse!




I've been doing a lot of sewing lately.  Hemming new jeans I bought, working on my daughter's Halloween costume, and now this purse!  I just LOVE this fabric and it's just my style.

The bag is lined with pink satin and I created a pocket.  The pocket has stitches down a portion near the center.  This divides the pocket into 2 sections, so that one part is the perfect size for my cell phone and the other part can hold other odds and ends.

The bag closes with magnetic snaps.


I'm so excited to start carrying it!!!!

If you'd like to make one of your own you can use this FANTASTIC video tutorial by the very talented Debbie Shore.  Her instructions are so clear that I was never confused.  That might not sound like much, but I assure you that when it comes to sewing it doesn't take much to have me totally lost and scratching my head instead of making progress.

All I did differently was add the pocket and the snaps.  I added the pocket as soon as that lining piece was attached to the black top.  I added the snap closure right before putting the handles on.  The decoration was added at the very end when the rest of the bag was constructed.

I'm so grateful for people like Debbie that help the rest of us figure these things out :)

Thanks for visiting!

Amber

12 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Amber, this is so lovely, very pretty material and beautifully sewn, hugs Kate x

Susie Craft Happy! said...

OMG!! You sure did!!! It's so pretty!!! I love it!!! Love that pattern fabric too so super cute!!

Susie

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is fabulous Amber! Love the great pattern! I am not a sewer but I have been hanging onto a pair of jeans (sentimental reasons) that I have always wanted to have turned into a purse! Maybe someday! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, it's gorgeous!! That fabric is amazing!! I just love this!! I want one!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Shona Erlenborn said...

It's gorgeous! I don't mix well with sewing machines - in fact the last time I used one was in High School when I had to! I'm going to let other seamstresses in the family have a look though - I love the idea! TFS

Missy said...

This is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! I love the ombre colors in the fabric, and what mom doesn't love a magnetic closure....easy to get in and out of!!! ;)

jessica said...

WOW!!! Amber this is AWESOME!!!!!
FAB job!
Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT weekend!!

Angi Barrs said...

Gorgeous colors and fabric! I really want to learn how to sew!

Love That Bug said...

Hi Amber,
I love your purse. You did a great job. Isn't sewing fun! I am hoping to get back into sewing soon myself
Hugs, Stacy

scrappinC said...

Beautiful purse. You did a fabulous job. Love the lining. Have a fabulous Thursday.
Hugs,
Cindy Lou

Norma said...

WOW! beautiful purse Amber, I wish I could sew like you and create lovely things:) You should check out Patchouli Moon Studio she also makes amazing sewing projects, I know you would love her and get inspired.Have a fantastic weekend my friend.
Hugs,
Norma

Norma said...

WOW! beautiful purse Amber, I wish I could sew like you and create lovely things:) You should check out Patchouli Moon Studio she also makes amazing sewing projects, I know you would love her and get inspired.Have a fantastic weekend my friend.
Hugs,
Norma