Fortune cookie purse

Added Aug 29, 2013

by liliv-1

Athens, Greece

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Description

“Make this bag and good fortune will bestow upon you”
This is based on a tutorial I found on the fantastic weekend designer here : http://wkdesigner.wordpress.com/2008/08/30/fortune-cookie-purse/ . I used embroidered denim for this but I have made other fortune cookies as well, using different materials and making different closures, handles etc. The conctruction is very easy and the result is very cute! I want to make one more fortune cookie bag , a big one this time, for everyday use in faux leather. I hope you like it and use this tutorial to make a gorgeous fortune cookie for yourself, your daughter, your friend!!!

Material Notes

Embroidered denim, matching lining, zipper, cord

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Accessories

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    Sep 2, 2013, 03.14 AMby rita61

    Cute; great fabric! Thanks for the link. I think they would make an easy gift when giving someone money/gift card for a birthday or Christmas. :-)

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      Sep 5, 2013, 09.07 AMby liliv-1

      Exactly, perfect idea for gift!! Thank you rita!

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    Sep 1, 2013, 08.05 PMby Helguchi

    Liliv, those purses you make are fantastic! But I have to say that this one is the coolest. My favorite, no doubt. Very elegant and original. And the fabric is gorgeous. Excellent job! Defenitely I will use the tutorial and try to make one.

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      Sep 5, 2013, 09.06 AMby liliv-1

      Oh, thanks so much! I’m glad you like the tutorial!

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    Aug 30, 2013, 09.20 PMby zsyzu

    That’s very cute! Nice job!

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      Aug 30, 2013, 09.45 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you!

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    Aug 30, 2013, 01.23 PMby kisses

    Nice bag Liliv…please send it in the mail I would very much like to have it. Thanks for the tutorial

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      Aug 30, 2013, 01.43 PMby liliv-1

      :)))))) You are welcome sweet kisses, I highly recommend this tutorial, I had my doubts at first but it is much better when you make it!

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    Aug 30, 2013, 12.41 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    You are just teasing me with your bags, honestly – I like your new bag so much:-) I like the fabric you used and really thought that its decoration is handmade. Really exclusive thing!

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      Aug 30, 2013, 01.48 PMby liliv-1

      This fabric is really gorgeous and it is even more nice in person, very luxurious! This tutorial is a very nice idea for using small pieces of fabric, if you don’t want to just remove the dust with them:P. The whole construction takes only one hour and the little pouch looks small and cute, but has a relatively big capacity! And if you use a more strudy fabric and wide straps you can make a large everyday shoulder bag, I have seen many of these on line.

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    Aug 30, 2013, 06.35 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Very nice Liliv! I love this :)

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      Aug 30, 2013, 10.12 AMby liliv-1

      :) Thank you!

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    Aug 30, 2013, 12.28 AMby Mbaliyethu

    love it! can’t wait to see the faux leather one.

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      Aug 30, 2013, 12.53 AMby liliv-1

      Thanks a lot!

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    Aug 30, 2013, 12.06 AMby puffinlove

    Oh Liliv, it’s adorable! It looks completely different from your others – I think it’s the thin straps that make it hang symetrically. I have no need of such a bag, but of good luck yes! That’s a good enough excuse to try making one!

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      Aug 30, 2013, 12.53 AMby liliv-1

      It is different than the mustard one I posted the other day, it has a similarity but it is not exactly the same. You are right: it hangs symetrically because of the thin strap (it’s a cord), but also because of the different position of the strap and the loop. I have made another one with wide straps which also hangs symetrically, but I didn’t make a loop closure, it closes with a button. I’ll post it soon! Thanks a lot for looking at my lucky purse:)))

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    Aug 29, 2013, 11.09 PMby schnui

    What a great bag Liliv!! Thank-you so much for posting this bag tut as it is so lovely and I can see this being a very useful pattern. I really like your embroidered denim bag.

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      Aug 30, 2013, 12.05 AMby liliv-1

      I am very glad you liked it my sweet schnui! It is really a useful tutorial as you can make several different styles of purses!

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      Aug 30, 2013, 12.24 AMby schnui

      I have it already printed out and will find a lovely remnant to make it up in. I think this is going to be very handy. Thanks again. xxxx

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      Aug 30, 2013, 12.48 AMby liliv-1

      You are welcome! So my wish for this post to be inspiring for someone became true: this fortune cookie purse did it well:))

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    Aug 29, 2013, 07.37 PMby steffania

    Liliv you always have lots of good ideas! thank you for sharing them with us!Beautiful bag-useful as I need some luck!;-)

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      Aug 29, 2013, 08.12 PMby liliv-1

      Well, the idea is not mine, only the execution:)))) Plus I must admit that the bag didn’t bring any luck to me:P
      But it is a really cute purse anyway! Thank you for your comment!!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 07.17 PMby Anjovis

    This bag is SO cute! Thank you for the link – I absolutely need to make one :)

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      Aug 29, 2013, 08.09 PMby liliv-1

      You are welcome my friend! This blog has many tutorials for pattern drafting for clothes and purses!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 06.37 PMby Mary Athey

    Liliv this is one of my favourite bags you have made. Thanks for the link i bookmarked it so i can have a good look at it. its gorgeous x

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      Aug 29, 2013, 06.44 PMby liliv-1

      Thanks Mary, it’s one of my favorites too…it’s very easy to carry many things with this little pourse. And if you make it larger it’s a slouchy bag with big capacity!

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    Aug 29, 2013, 05.54 PMby nishavinod2009

    Its really cute, choice of fabric is also great. and thank you verrry much for the link to the pattern…

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      Aug 29, 2013, 06.42 PMby liliv-1

      Thank you very much! I hope you use the link:)

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