Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Another Purse

Here's another purse made from Nicole Mallalieu's day bag pattern. I had a half of a yard of this cute 'cherry' print that I thought I'd better use up. I used old blue jean waist bands for the handles (minus the belt loops), a blue jean pocket on the front, and left over jean fabric as the base.

Here is the back.

Here is the top that shows the zipper closing. It takes a little bit of extra time but I like having a secure closing on some of my purses.

This isn't a very good close up of the bottom but I found a great tutorial on Nicole's web site that shows how to sew a hard bottom onto the outside of the purse and sandwich the ends into the side seams. I didn't think it was going to work because I use very stiff stabilizer but I was able to manipulate it and I LOVE it. It looks really good close up and I'm going to use this technique as often as possible.

This picture is a little better. Actually the bottom of this purse 'screams' for feet BUT, I didn't have anything that would work. I would like to use buttons, but after going through the approximately 1,0000 buttons that I have, none were quite right.
I'll sleep on this one.

I love Nicole's purses, I really do! You need to take a look at Connie's blog and see her latest purse. It is to die for!!! I hate to admit it but I'm going to order that damn pattern. Actually I'm going to order the 'kit' which is pricey but life is short!!! And I don't care.

So there!