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My subtle purse

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Side one purse

Created in this Craftsy Course

Stupendous Stitching: Adventures in Surface Design taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Set your sewing machine and imagination free in this fun exploration of embroidery designs, decorative sewing machine stitches, couching and binding.

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Category Quilting
Type Accessory
Style Whimsical, Funky
redcent on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton batik and solids, miscellaneous trims and threads, assorted zippers.

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What are you most proud of? Pockets everywhere!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try anything! What's the worst that can happen? You might have very fancy scrub rags.

redcent on craftsy.com

This is just spectacular! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

09/17/2012 Flag

Your purse is spectacular. I hope to make a purse also, but I will have to start with simpler construction. Your detail is wonderful and -- and won't you say you have worked with a background that is a bit vibrant and made a gem of it..

09/18/2012 Flag

This is awesome I love it.

09/20/2012 Flag

I love this!! I said I wanted to make a spectacular fabric for a purse! I don't think I can compete with yours though!

09/20/2012 Flag

Sure you can. It will be you own version of fabulous, but just as much yours.

09/21/2012 Flag

Thanks for the compliments, everyone. After using the purse a while, I've concluded a few things will need altering. The big one is that the strap is too soft, and tends to roll a lot. I'll have to figure out what is just enough stiffening without making it too belt-like. I will probably also add a button closure over the outside pockets so my ipod and phone won't slip out when I toss this into the car etc. Likely this will be more rat-tail over the opening.

09/21/2012 Flag