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My First Purse

Added Dec 18, 2008

by kquade

Kansas City, Mis...






After coming across some awesome fabric, I decided it would make a great purse. I found a Simplicity pattern I liked and got busy! I lengthened the straps by 4 inches so I could wear the bag over my shoulder, and I put the interfacing on the outer fabric instead of on the lining like the pattern called for.

Material Notes

The tessellated green/brown corduroy I found on sale at walmart for $1.50 a yard! The brown satin lining was also that cheap. I used some medium-weight Pellon fusible interfacing on the backside of the corduroy.




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    Jun 29, 2009, 09.44 PMby mrscolumbo

    Great job for your first bag! A bag can never be too big :) I also seem to lengthen the straps on mine too …

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    Dec 19, 2008, 07.03 AMby mandicoulter

    it looks great! i want to try purses!!

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    Dec 18, 2008, 06.44 PMby kquade

    It’s 2750. I found it at walmart and it was only like three dollars. I was just about to add a comment asking if anyone knew what that type of print was called, but you beat me to it! Thanks :)

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    Dec 18, 2008, 06.40 PMby shereciem

    I love this bag; especially the ‘houndstooth’ print on the fabric. What pattern number is it?

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