Monday, March 8, 2010

A purse and a little tutorial.

So part of that big pile of fabric I've been collecting includes some destined for purses.

I found this cute pattern and decided to give it a try.

Our ward is having an auction this week and they were looking for donations.

I decided to make a purse (for the first time ever!)

Hope it goes for BIG MONEY!!!!

This fabric is one of my favorites.

I have enough to make one for myself still.

(If I ever do it again ;))))

A close up...but don't look too close k.

In all my years of sewing I still haven't mastered a curved stitch!

The inside.

With a little surprise.

A pop of color in the pocket.

Hence, my reason for the pink in the added flower.

I decided it would be fun to add a little pop to the bag with a flower.

I've never made one like this, and I'm sure others figured it out long ago.

But this was my first attempt and here's how I made it.


1. Rip 3 different fabrics, at different widths.

I didn't measure this at all....(good tutorial hu??..but i didn't decide to document it until this point:)

But it was maybe 12" long. I would have like it to be a little longer, but oh well.

2. Sew a long gathering stitch and pull up to desired gathered-ness (is that a word???)

I pulled it just a bit more than this before I rolled it.

3. Next, I just kinda rolled it together and glued with a hot glue gun as I went.

Here's what the bottom looked like when it was done.

4. Glue a pin to it. (i just got a pack of these at Michaels in the jewelry section)

And Wallaaaaaa!

I just kinda squished it around to flatten it out a little.

My first tutorial EVAH!

Is that just what you've all been waiting for????!!

Now GO...run, make your own....you know you want to.


Chandra said...

oh I'm gonna make one alright- and wear it in my hair!! Bonus.... you can make another purse for your centerpiece- maybe with a vase of flowers inside poking out, just a thought.

Kathy Jo said...

Way cute! But I don't have time to make one. I haven't sewn in a long time. I really miss it. So......make one for me. I'll be waiting by the mailbox! ;)

Kirsten said...

I love it!!! Thanks for donating it to us. I'm sure it will bring the big bucks :) Baby Levi said he wants you to make him a new diaper bag. Lol!

Meaghan said...

Cute! I don't have the skills for that. :(

The cabinet looks great, I love the color!

lisa said...

Super cute!! I love your dresser too! Super crafty girl! When I grow up I want to be just like you! :)

Sue Lui said...

great little ribbon flower. :)

beckyjune said...

This is fabulous, Carol! I will have to try it. LOve the bag, too.