Category Archives: Purses

Blue Bird Bag – Appliqued Overnight Bag

The sides of the Scrap Bag Bag (click for pattern) can be embellished in any number of ways. The “bird on a branch” graphics that seem to be everywhere right now inspired me, so I decided to applique one such … Continue reading

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Scrap Bag Bag Tutorial. Part 5: Securing lining to Bag.

The bag sits nicely.  The zipper works well. It just needs a lining. Which is already constructed – it just needs to be secured to the inside of the Bag! Holding lining still inside-out, place it into outer bag. The … Continue reading

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Tutorial for Scrap Bag Bag. Part 4: Lining and Curved Seams

The two major outer pieces have been sewn.  Now time to sew the lining – and that all important curved seam. Lining:  Lining Sides and Base:  Matching Centerpoint notches, sew lining Sides to lining Base using 1/2″ seam allowance RIGHT … Continue reading

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Tutorial for Scrap Bag Bag. Part 3: Top, Zipper and Ends

A large Oval Object occupies a substantial percentage of the floor/couch/bed….so quickly onto the the other major piece. Top: Fold and press 1/2″ of long straight edge of Top FABRIC pieces. Trim 3/4″ from long straight edge of the two … Continue reading

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Tutorial for Scrap Bag Bag. Part 2: Pockets, Handles, Sides and Base.

All pieces, batting and lining have been cut out. Pockets have been “topped” with a contrast fabric….let the sewing begin. Sorry.  The sewing has to wait – just a bit longer.  Fusing comes first. Following manufacturer’s instructions, fuse the batting … Continue reading

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Embellished Purse for 40 cents

The oldest son’s wedding is the end of July. My dress is a blue-lavender lace – and gorgeous.  My shoes are ivory. Lugging a luggage bag-sized “Mom purse” would be guaranteed to ruin the outfit. Went through The Stash and … Continue reading

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I Saved $210! The Destashification Overnighter

I love these overnight bags.  They are $225 at the Smithsonian Store. I think if I added up the cost of all the items I might put in an overnight bag, the total would still fall far short of $225! … Continue reading

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Prom Purse Finished – because time ran out!

The Prom Dress was beyond beautiful.  A skirt of cascading rows of coral chiffon, and a bodice with heavy rhinestone and “jeweled” embellishments! Of course, such an occasion calls for a Prom Purse. Of course, such an occasion also occurs … Continue reading

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The Purse d’Resistance is now a Backpack!

Last summer, the Purse d’Resistance was created to carry all the necessities during a month of travel.   Unfortunately, somewhere in the creative process, visual and textural interest trumped common sense. As a result, the base and body of a purse … Continue reading

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Patchy Boho Sling Bag Tutorial

The Patchy Boho Sling Bag is what prompted this series of tutorials.  After completion of the foundation piecing, the bag is constructed in the same manner as the Boho Sling Bag. The simple construction makes this a great beginner sewing … Continue reading

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