9.10.2012

Made: Project Sewing 101- Tiered Purse.


Forging ahead with , here's the second of 3 handbags in this chapter. I'm pretty excited about this one, I have to admit.  It looked really impossible, but it turned out to not be so bad once I got started.


The pleats were fewer than the pintuck pleated clutch , so it took much less time to make the front and back panels of this bag.


Inside I installed another magnet fastener.  I now know these are more durable than the heavy duty snaps, and since they're even easier than those to install (the magnet kind don't involve a hammer) I will be using these exclusively from now on.  There's also a handy interior pocket.  I can see expanding that to a bank of 2 side by side pockets, or making it a zipper one.


Look- my stitches aren't even crooked!  I think I'm finally patient enough with my sewing to recognize when I should go slow and when it's OK to go full speed ahead.

Bonus: When I was done, I looked at the bag and thought of a friend who'd love it, so I ordered fabric in her colors & made another one!


20 comments:

Duni said...

That's awesome! Of course you know I love the pink one - your friend has great taste :)

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Oh my, now I have to decide between this one, and your pleated clutch!! But I do love that pink one!! And, someday, I'll try those magnetic snaps!

And ... tag you're it!! Here's a fun game that I'm passing on to you! Go to my post to see! Have fun!!
http://magnoliasurprise.blogspot.com/2012/09/tag-youre-it.html

Abby / Linda said...

Lovely pattern and you did a very nice job!!! Love the pink one!

Victoria T said...

I LOVE this purse and I love the pink one, your friends is sure lucky. You did such a fantastic job.

Kaili Williams said...

Looks great - I love the pink one!

said...

This is soooo cute! I especially love the cheveron lining and the bright pink. Very cool!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Oh my goodness! You know I'm in love with the pink one! What a fun design the pleats add. And it looks like the perfect size.
I'm glad you found a closure that works well. And it's great that you can mix it up to add more pockets inside.

BeadedTail said...

Those are so fabulous! I do hope you add them to your shop! I love funky lining in my bags so maybe a black or brown one with animal print inside would be awesome! Just sayin. :)

Rose said...

Nicely done! This is a great versatile design. I knew that Edi would love that pink bag. :)

Paige @ Little Nostalgia said...

Oh, so ADORABLE! I love the chevron on the inside of the pink one.

Jenny said...

Those are so cute! Great job!

storybeader said...

great looking bags! Congrats. on your beautiful stitching! {:-D

pasqueflower said...

Love the bright pink bag and the fun lining fabric. Your friend will be DELIGHTED, I'm sure!!

Alex Butts said...

super cute! too bad i dont know how to sew AT ALL

Felicia said...

wow great job your getting really good at sewing! I love them both, especially the pink one with the chevron inside!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Nice work. The pleats look gorgeous. I love the hot pink bag!

Sadie Dear said...

Positively gorgeous! I want the pink one, now.

said...

I love these!! You did an AWESOME job on them! ;)

Additionsstyle said...

Love that bag, it's so cute! I am sure you friend will love her new purse a lot.
Valerie
Everyday Inspired

Judy Nolan said...

Nancy, I'm coming to this post weeks after you wrote it, but am so enjoying the progress you have made in sewing! This purse looks fantastic! One thing I'm going to add about magnetic clasps...you may have already read this, but they are so strong that it's not a bad idea to reinforce the fabric behind the clasp. You can cut up a plastic quilting template and put it behind that template. One person I know cuts up milk cartons and uses it that way!

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