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Mysterious Plum Purse

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Holiday, Victorian / Steampunk, Classic
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What materials did you use? Plum microsuede exterior, plum cotton batik lining, velcro, iron on stabilizer, bronze key fob and magnetic snaps. Wool penny medallions.

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What are you most proud of? I like the asymetrical look of the flaps with wool penny medallions used to conceal snaps and pockets. A little pouch inside holds cards and folded money. The hidden pouch has sewn-in velcro on the back, and its matching velcro strip inside the flap pocket holds everything in place. More velcro on the front tab, too.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Try sewing some hidden spots in your gear,clothing, or purses. I'd love to hear back from you.

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Love that bag! So unique!

11/21/2012 Flag

This bag is gorgeous! Cute and functional :) Well done :)

11/21/2012 Flag

Hi Charlotte--I want to thank you for your inspiring work in rope baskets. My mother and sister visited me recently and we all worked on large table platter and matching coasters. It was such a hit, I just mailed 400 ft. of rope to my Mom as she cannot find suitable rope in her area. My sister is making platters and coasters like crazy for Christmas presents. I know this is not on the same technical difficulty as your beautiful projects--but I wanted to point out how much I appreciated you getting me, my sister, and my Mom started in this exciting craft. Many thanks Charlotte. You're the best.

11/25/2012 Flag

Hello Lebec Egirl, and TerriLaycock. Thanks for your much appreciated comments.

11/25/2012 Flag

I love that color purple. And, I love to make my own handbags. I am a bit off the beaten path with them, but...lol

01/12/2013 Flag