Since I am making up my own pattern, my first purse (just above) came out rather large. Actually I think "bigger ladies" look better with bigger purses! I just need a bigger lady! The one below was really a better size in general and so this size will be the one I will make from now on. I have a passion for these pansy doilies.
It is very cold here and has snowed almost every day this week. Now it is starting the melt a bit so it is a perfect time to sew. Now the little smaller but still big size below:
One example of old fabrics that are unique are old drapery panels that are still in great shape. Also, old bed covers are lovely fabric sources for cutting up. This pink fabric is an old bed cover and I have lots of it to cut up so I made 2 out of the pink. Yes, that's a potholder on the front - from the flea market!
I have to tell you I am as guilty as anyone about collecting things for sewing and I am well aware that is the easy part. Do you have lots of fabric, etc. just waiting for something to happen! Maybe the "sewing fairy" will come tonight while you are sleeping. When you are taking the old pieces and creating something out of them means you are finally getting down to business! It was time to make a bunch of purses with my collection of fabrics, doilies, hankies, old buttons and linens. I will be selling most of these - but keeping 2. I wish I had more done but these take longer to make than a simple tote and are lined with inside storage pockets. One more out of old chintz:
And the back side of all of them:
Actually - once you get started and make one thing you feel so much better and baby YOU ARE ON YOUR WAY!