Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Floral purse

Last week I saw this purse at La Maison Reid and knew I had to make one.

Inspiration:                                                My take:


Remember this floral bedspread I showed here?
I knew I wanted to make it into a bag of some sort and when I saw the burlap one I got out my sewing machine and started cutting.


Here is what I ended up with.


I followed the general directions from my inspiration bag but made a few changes.

First, I didn't measure, I just cut a rectangle for the body of the bag.
Second, I gathered the top of instead of pleating it.


Third, I used a magnetic snap closure.
Forth, I attached my lining differently.
I sewed the lining to the bag right sides together,
leaving a small section open to turn the bag right side out.


I loved the final result.
It might be a bit too bright to use as fall is in the air here.
I think I can still get a few uses this year before retiring it until next spring.


I think I'll be finding some fall fabric to make a similar one that I can use this fall and winter.

While I was sewing this past weekend I also made a clutch type bag that I plan to use to put my
blow dryer and curling iron while traveling.
I think it will be nice to have a separate bag to put them in before I put them in my suitcase.


For this bag too I just cut can sewed, I didn't have a pattern to follow but I like the results.
I put some Velcro closures on top to keep the cords inside.


I have lots of fabric left so I'm sure there will be some more floral crafts coming.
I think this would make a fun laptop carrier.

June

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2 comments:

  1. SO CUTE :) i WILL HAVE TO MAKE A COUPLE FOR MY NIECES. thANKS FOR SHARING

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