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An Everyday Purse

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
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What materials did you use? Exterior: Navy Duck Cloth (quilted using free motion stitching) Exterior: Printed Kitty Fabric (quilted using free motion stitching) 14 inch zipper Interior: Printed cotton fabric

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What are you most proud of? I'm proud of accidently sewing the purse inside out and not being tempted to take it all apart and fix it. Actually I like it screwed up. It shows off two fabric combinations as planned. But I was going to have the pockets to be inside instead of outside. You know what? I kind of like the little pockets on the outside. I'll keep this one for my everyday purse. I don't use purses like suitcases--so I don't need an overly large purse. I like the long straps--to just throw it over my shoulder, or knot it and carry it by hand.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't worry if you make a mistake. Oh gee, I've been sewing for 50 years and I continue to make simple mistakes here and there. Sometimes the mistakes look pretty good.

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Happy accidents! I like the pockets on the outside too :-)

08/24/2012 Flag