May 15, 2011

The purse that just wouldn't end...

This non-quilt project has won the title of "newest favorite project EVER!" but also "biggest pain in the butt ever!" haha. Including cutting, I think it took me about 7-8 hours to finish this purse, start to finish. Insane, I know. Plus I was sick all weekend so I took a break for a 4 hour nap, moaning and groaning, etc. Blegh...

Enough of my whining tho, in the end it was worth all the effort and frustration because wow, I LOVE this purse :)

Front

Front velcro flap-pocket

Inside zipper pocket - my first one!

Inside open pocket - isn't the fabric lovely?

Back - my favorite view of the whole purse. I love how the flowers go around the handle!

This pattern is the bracelet bag by Keykalou Patterns and I highly recommend it. It was a great pattern and she even gives extra tips about slip stitches and other important things on her blog - which are linked to the pdf pattern - super helpful!. The pattern does warn that a bit of sewing experience is needed and I agree - those curved handles were time consuming and I would not say difficult but... challenging in the beginning. All in all a fantastic pattern and I love love love love LOVE this bag! :-D




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8 comments:

**nicke... said...

it really is a super cute purse! i need to make myself a purse soon! i am having a hard time deciding on fabric though......

Bree said...

Cute! I've got that pattern & have had it in my to-do pile forever, I need to just make one! I'm intimidated by the zipper pockets, I need to make something with one so I can get over it. Yours looks great.

Lilly said...

That fabric is really so great with that design, I love it!

Sally said...

This is gorgeous! I love bags and making them, too!

KimT said...

sewwwwwww cute!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

It looks really cute! I made a similar-style bag last year (cut-outs for handles), and I really wanted to throw it out the window when I was making it. Does this one call for Peltex? I do love the flap pocket on yours too!

Linda said...

Really super cute bag!!!! You chose adorable fabric for it and very nice inside fabric too. Makes me want to make one. Great job on the inside zipper!!

Quiltstory said...

Such a cute bag! You can never have to many, great fabrics too. Thanks for linking up! :)