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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Funky, Mod, Casual
Shoestring on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Using more of the black batik with lime green peace sign cotton fabric, ( I purchased quite of lot of it, because it is such an inspiring fabric). Decorative ribbons, and other scrap pieces of cotton prints to make pockets and extensions. Warm and natural batting for free motion quilting, two buttons (large and small).

Shoestring on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? The texture I chose for this purse was to add flaps, extending the length of the exterior fabric. In the end, I got the purse length right, and got the colors sparkle and texture I was hoping for. In this project, Groovy Purse - I put many fabrics together. And I asked myself--I wonder what Carol Ann would do with black, lime green, and purple? Carol's favorite color is lime green, and mine is purple. Paired with black--these are colors I could eat, but the question is, could I also wear them? (Smiling). The answer is YES. ALSO - this project gave me an opportunity to use up larger scrap pieces of printed cotton fabrics. That's wonderful!

Shoestring on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take a leap of faith, and sign up for Carol Ann Waugh's online Craftsy classes, Stupendous Stitching, and Stitch and slash. What will you get in return? --a new vision for creating "lively" art pieces. And, I know you'll be immediately struck by Carol Ann's genuine lovely personality. You'll feel like you found a new best buddy. What is the scariest part of taking the class? --when people stop you abruptly and ask, "where did you get that purse?" Take a deep breath and go with it. It will take courage on your part to handle that compliment!

Shoestring on craftsy.com

Love it

07/10/2012 Flag

Very nice look

07/10/2012 Flag

Hi new friend cschanink823229 and dear friend Christinehusxter. Ah thanks gals for the good cheer. I'm busy sewing again, but today I'm painting baseboard in the studio. Eeek! Check out my new spiral staircase--just installed at my second story studio. Google me at 1893victorianfarmhouse

08/30/2012 Flag

Great new bag shoestring love it. It has your usual flair for colour and design well done x

02/27/2014 Flag

Beautiful! Come help me out with the pictures. I'm just about to get out the lampshades...you are wonderful!

10/30/2013 Flag