But I am back, and did manage to get a few things done this week. I found (on sale, of course) some fabric at the local hobby lobby and so I picked it up. I found CANVAS in the clearance bin - yay! I decided to make a purse.
I have no pattern. Basically, I:
- Folded the canvas in half.
- Cut two big rectangles
- Picked another soft pink fabric
- Cut two rectangles the same size as the canvas ones, except made them an inch taller
- Cut two smaller rectangles (for a pocket)
- Cut a length 1 1/2 of the length of the big rectangles, and 4 inches high
- Cut two pieces about 28 inches long, 4 inches wide for the straps
- Sewed three sides of the canvas together.
- Sewed the pocket onto the pink fleece-y material
- Sewed the pink rectangles together on three sides, leaving an inch at the top unsewn on both ends
- Placed the pink into the black, folded the extra inch over the black and sewed it in place to make the outer purse and liner.
- Folded the strap lengths in half (inside out), sewed down the side, turned right side out. I pinned them in place on the purse.
- Ironed the 1 1/2 length in half, then opened it; folded one side in and the other side, and ironed in place. I then pinned it to the purse along the outside, aligning with the top. Sewed in place with one stitch a quarter inch from the top, and another row of stitches a quarter inch from the bottom.
I used the hairbows from this post as decorations from the purse, because then I can change the color and style of flower to fit with my mood/outfit/occasion! I did this with a hat in the past, as well.
I've been really happy with this purse - been using it a week, and I just love that it can match anything I want!
Have a great week!
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