Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Cute Purse for My Cute Niece


My niece, Cass, had a birthday recently. I decided to try to be crafty instead of spendy for a gift. An this is what I came up with. My main sewing experience is with a one handled bag from a tutorial I found on the internet (I'll blog that one on a later date). I have made several versions of this one handled bag and I figured it wouldn't be too hard to add another handle and cut down the size a bit. Oh, how I overestimate my talents.

I made myself a pattern out of an old paper bag from Trader Joe's. So far so good. But while cutting out my fabric I didn't realize that one of my pieces was a little short on the bottom. So I lost about a half inch right off the bat.

And two handles is the same as one, right? Right? You'd think so, but apparently not. Not for me, anyway. I had to take them off. Not once, but twice. So I lost a little length there too.

But all in all I'm happy with the results. It was all made with pieces from my stash. And I got to use my beloved ric rac for the very first time.

If you'd like the measurements I used for the pattern just leave me a comment and I'll blog them.

1 comment:

cleanerplateclub said...

Wow, that is cute! I have been watching craigslist for a good used sewing machine...I am ready to pounce when I see one. I want to make, make, make, instead of buy, buy, buy. It will be a long time before I make something quite that cute, but still...you gotta' start somewhere, right?

(plus, I love ric rac - the word and the item)