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Fantastic Fireflies Bag

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Whimsical, Cute, Traditional, Casual
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What materials did you use? In addition to the custom fabric used on the flap of the bag, we cut up and upcycled an old button up cotton shirt. The inside of the purse is fully lined (no exposed seams) and includes the pocket from the front of the shirt. We also used some cotton webbing for the messenger bag strap, a cute flower button, and a neon green zipper (chosen by the eccentric fabric designer herself).

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What are you most proud of? I love my daughter's fabric design. It was so fun incorporating it into a functional item for her to use and enjoy. I also love upcycling so I'm always proud when I can take something that would have otherwise been discarded and transform it into something beautiful and useful. I'm impressed that the bag turned out exactly how my daughter and I envisioned (without a pattern even)!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Use a pattern! :)

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You did a beautiful job! Your creative talent is a wonderful thing to share. I enjoy your projects so much. Melanie

07/26/2012 Flag

Thank you for the sweet comment, Melanie!

07/26/2012 Flag

Very creative and beautiful... thank you for sharing. Carline

07/29/2012 Flag

Very Nice!

07/31/2012 Flag

thank you for sharing your fun purse. Ideal for a teenager its very pretty.

08/02/2012 Flag

I like the design but am really impressed by how neat the zipper and straps lay flat against the purse. I need to learn your zipper install secrets.

08/26/2012 Flag