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Thursday, August 12, 2010


We have a 20 year old daughter still at home, a college student.  And, as you all probably already know, when there's a 20 year old girl in the house, a large budget for purses is in order.  Why do they need so many?  I have one.  I use it til it falls apart, and then I buy another at the thrift shop.  Works for me.  Doesn't work for her.  

So, to save the budget from bursting any more than it has, I make purses for her (and often for her girlfriends).  Here are a couple I've recently finished:  

These are made from an Amy Butler pattern, super easy and always comes out nice.  I used Kaffe Fassett fabric left over from a quilt I made for my daughter last fall.  I did have to use Timtex for the upper section, as interfacing alone did not make that section stand stiff enough.  

This I made with $4 worth of home dec fabric from the bin at JoAnne's.  I like making this purse with leftover home dec, as there's minimal interfacing necessary to make it hold it's shape... and it's inexpensive.  I think the buttons cost more than the fabric.  
Here's the inside.  Magnetic snap, top panel same fabric as exterior, then a muslin lining with pockets. 

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe you have this pattern. Caryl and I bought it in Maine last week! We have big plans to make purses one of these days.


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