VintageModern Design Challenge Summer Purse

Added Mar 13, 2012

by stephielou

Cleveland, Ohio,...

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My entry is based on the Summer Purse from the Vintage Notions book.

Last summer I was on a mission to make a bag that I could wear around my waist while on my bike, but that I could also wear on my shoulder so as not to have to walk around with a hip sack when I arrive at my destination. Not my favorite look. But, I didn’t come up with anything I loved. Inspired by the name of this pattern, last summer’s failed quest, and this awesome retro bike fabric, I decided to give it another go. And I love it.

My changes:
I used Stiffy instead of buckram; I added a zip pocket to the flap for quick cell phone access; I added a detachable, adjustable strap which can be worn around the waist/hips while riding; I added belt loops with snaps so it can also be worn on a belt with the strap detached & stashed inside; I also put D-rings on the belt loops so the strap can be clipped on and off; Because of the outside zip pocket, I skipped the inside patch pocket

Material Notes

Organic cotton purchased last summer and hoarded until the perfect project came along

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

Season
Summer, Spring
For
Women
Garment Type
Accessories

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    Jun 30, 2012, 02.25 PMby blackpearl05

    please teach me how to put that kind of snaps..pls…tnx

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    Apr 14, 2012, 10.46 PMby JuniperNZ

    Oh I love the fabric!

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    Mar 15, 2012, 06.38 PMby bofa

    very lovely fabric

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    Mar 13, 2012, 01.41 PMby suribabe

    Looooove it. The fabric is just adorable. Great job. Well done.

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      Mar 15, 2012, 02.35 AMby stephielou

      Thanks! The fabric was a fat quarter bundle. I don’t usually buy fabric this way, but it was perfect for this project because I got to use all of the fabrics from the pack. I love that the bike print uses the least fabric but is still the focal point, so I have plenty left over for another project.

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    Mar 13, 2012, 09.34 AMby zenica

    Stinking cute. Would make such a great gift for a keen cyclist. Wish my work were that neat!

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      Mar 15, 2012, 02.41 AMby stephielou

      Thank you thank you! I’ll confess to being a little anal, but it’s not perfect – I’m a strategic photo cropper as well as an anal sewer

      Edit: My husband just pointed out the hilarity of “anal sewer.” I’m hilarious even when I’m not trying ;)

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    Mar 13, 2012, 08.13 AMby kelerabeus

    Very well done, looks like it’s store bought! Love the fabric.

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    Mar 13, 2012, 04.14 AMby jennyrecorder

    Clever modifications for riding , love the fabric.

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      Mar 15, 2012, 02.44 AMby stephielou

      Thanks! When I cut the pattern I thought it was going to be too small, but it’s really the perfect size for riding. I think next time I’ll put the belt loops closer to the side edges, but other than that she test rides great!

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