Category Archives: Purses

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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Boho Sling Bag Tutorial: Using “Fat Quarters”

The fabrics available in Fat Quarter cuts are just beautiful…just too nice to pass up! One simple seam allows them to be used in the Boho Sling Bag. Use the same pattern used to cut the other Boho Bag pieces. … Continue reading

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Boho Sling Bag Tutorial

The Boho Sling Bag – plain or fancy.  A sewing project for everyone – regardless of their sewing pedigree or experience! The Boho Sling Bag seems to be fairly popular among those that could form the next generation of needle-artists.  … Continue reading

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Simple Boho Sling Bag

My niece requested a bag “kinda like” this one, “but in purple and turquoise”. This is the result.  Tutorial here. Many of these boho bags – in a variety of colors – can be seen slung over shoulders. They also … Continue reading

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