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faux leather & tapestry purse

Added Mar 8, 2010

by ilovepansies

Overland Park, U...






I saw a purse like this on a website. I knew what the finished dimensions of the purse were…so I worked my way back from that…and guesstimated what the measurements for all the pieces should be. No one is more surprised than I that it actually came out right!!! hahaha Now my friend wants me to make her one.

Material Notes

I used faux leather with a piece of tapestry material running down the center of the outside of the bag. I used a strip of the same tapestry material for the middle of the flap, matching the design to the piece on the body of the bag. I satin stitched around the tapestry material on the flap since any other embellishment (like a button) was just too much. I used both the faux leather and a lighter weight cotton canvas material to line the interior of the bag. I used the faux leather at the top so it would match the outer body of the bag and used the yellow for deep inside the bag. There are 6 pockets on the inside of the bag. I will definitely use this pattern again, however I wouldn’t use the faux leather. The way you have to construct the bag, it just makes it too hard to sew through….broke a few needles for sure. But was what I had on hand…..and since I wasn’t using a true pattern….figured I had nothing to lose. I will only use cotton material with the lightweight polyester craft fleece next time.




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    Mar 8, 2010, 10.10 PMby spike

    I really love this! You’ve given me hope that I can do the same thing – been thinking about it, procrastinating though.

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      Mar 19, 2010, 04.50 AMby ilovepansies

      Thanks….and glad you like it…..I know about the procrastinating thing….. but better late than never ; ) I just figure that when I am really ready ….makes it so much easier…..than making myself do it…..then it is just a “labor of love”…..know you will get on that project soon…..good luck

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