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Striped Purse with Buttons

Added Jan 29, 2009

by jen1036

Madrid, Spain






This purse was a lot more challenging than I originally expected. I didn’t use any pattern, and it took me about 4 days to make, but I’m really really happy with the way it turned out. I decided on the pleats and buttons because of a picture I saw of a purse that I liked, and for the inside I just thought about what I needed it to have (a pocket for my cell phone and keys, a good, thick lining that won’t rip, and a zipper to ward off pickpockets in the metro) and kind of winged it. Oh, and I love the buttons I found at Corte Inglés.

Material Notes

Sturdy brown striped fabric (I don’t know the names of anything), chocolate brown thick lining, zipper, cute buttons.




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    Jan 29, 2009, 02.30 PMby dressdummy

    Now that is a well-dressed bag! Beautiful choices all around, and made with such good skill. I love everything about it and I wish it was mine.

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    Jan 29, 2009, 09.03 AMby sew4my3

    Wonderful fabric! Great design and well constructed! The cute buttons add such character! Happy sewing!

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    Jan 29, 2009, 08.32 AMby catmagalhaes

    que bonito bolso.

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    Jan 29, 2009, 08.10 AMby saharm

    very nice, love the buttons, did you have an original pattern, pleats nice idea

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