Sunday, May 29, 2011

My "Had a Dream" purse

Here is a pic of my almost finished purse, I got frustrated with it and moved on to a new one, as you can see in the post just below this post. I just can't seem to find a good balance between too stiff and too soft. Eventually I hope to get it right.
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Another purse

So I got my other purse almost finished and then I decided I made some mistakes when constructing it and I got frustrated with it and so I went for attempt #2, back up to JoAnn's for more supplies.
Instead of using upholstery fabric, I just went for plain old cotton, but to make it have more body I quilted it. I just used two layers of Warm & Natural and drew lines every 1/2" with disappearing ink.

Here it is all filled up, I have four inside pockets and my iPad fits perfectly in the middle.

Here it is all zipped up.

I put feet on the bottom and decided to add my initials to the front pocket.

All done, but I am still not completely satisfied with my design, I have a few more flaws to work out in the coming purses.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

I had a dream.....

I have been wanting to make a new purse and I dreamed up a pattern for it the other night. I went to JoAnn's today and found the materials I will need to make it. Luckily the Home Decor fabrics are on sale right now for 40% off, they make the best purse fabrics because they have so much body, I also bought a piece of wood for the bottom of my bag for extra support and some purse feet. I am going to attempt to sew "faux leather" (vinyl) on the bottom of my bag as well, I found a remnant for really cheap. Stay tuned for updates, hopefully it will turn out like what I have envisioned.
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Accuquilt GO BOM Quilt top finished

I mustered up enough motivation to get my quilt top finished, now it just needs to be quilted and bound. That will probably be next weekends project.
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