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Little Green Bling Purse

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Faux Button Closure

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Mod, Whimsical, Cute, Casual
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What materials did you use? Lime Green and Black Cotton Duck Fabrics, Green Rhinestone Decorative Trim, 1" Black Cotton Braid for Carrying Straps, Wristlet Connectors w/ O-Rings, Magnetic Snap Closure.

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What are you most proud of? I used 1" black cotton braid for the carrying straps--decorated with seam binding I made from the lime green duck cloth. Silver Wristlet Connectors with O-rings attach straps to the bag. TIP: Sometimes when you install magnetic snap closures on little purses like these--you can actually "feel" the magnetic snap through the fabric layers. Bummer--. To eliminate the "feel" of the magnetic snap--consider adding a faux button like this one on the liitle green bling purse. Just a big lime green button sewn to a square of black linen, then sewn in place to decorate the purse. The padded stacked button cushions just enough to eliminate the clunky feel of the magnetic snap closure.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Get some of those great wristlet connector w/ o-ring sets. You can find lots of Etsy shops who carry them. Go to Etsy, type in 1" Keyfob Hardware. 50 sets--under $15. Easy to install. Put strap end into open jaw of the connector, hammer to close jaw. Happy summer sewing!

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There you go again, Shoestring. Another fabulous bag! Once again, totally unique, beautifully crafted, and obviously your creation. The colors are perfect for summer. The bit of bling is cleverly understated & I like the smaller size. Big bags and totes have their uses, but sometimes all you need is something small and lightweight. Thanks for the great tip on the wristlet connectors. So much fun communicating with you.

03/25/2013 Flag

Hi 2 strings. One thing leads to another, you know. St. Patricks holiday, Irish Wearing the Green, Irish Spring Soap, Size: Small Package = Smaller Purse. And a wee bit o' green bling. The brain works in mysterious ways, aye?

03/26/2013 Flag

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05/30/2013 Flag