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Polished Pewter Purse w/ Watch

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Camera SONY DSC-TX1
Exposure Time 1/15
F-Stop 3.5
ISO 400

9.5 x 9.5 Finished

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Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women, Girls
Style Classic, Hipster, Traditional, Casual, Preppy
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What was your source for this sewing project? Improvisational

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What materials did you use? Soft Pewter Chenille Upholstery Fabric for Exterior and Carrying Straps, Blue Printed Cotton for Interior and Pockets, 11" Slate Gray Nylon Trouser Zipper. Handmade Beaded Zipper Pull with attached Watch.

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What are you most proud of? In celebration of turning back the clocks this fall, I've added a time piece to the handmade beaded zipper pull. I'm impressed with the quality of this Polished Pewter upholstery fabric and how each it is to sew. This Blue infused Pewter is one of my favorite colors, and is the same color I painted the North Bedroom in our old Victorian. (see photo). I made the drapes and quilt.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This purse is small, about 9.5" square, but within those boundaries you can squeeze in 4 pockets. (Project 121)

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All very beautiful as usual. Your quilt is lovely...I've never tackled one that size mainly because I have quite a collection of quilts made by my Grandmother and Great Aunt...my Grandmother pieced and they both quilted each on a very large quilting frame in a spare bedroom. They would be amazed at the machine quilting done today. My Grandmother did all her peicing on her old treadle machine and pressed with her flat iron heated on the gas stove. She had more up to date equipment but preferred the old ones. I have the treadle machine next to my computer, holding my printer...when the power fails, I'm still sewing! Thanks for sharing!

11/10/2013 Flag

Hi duzysg1325873. Thanks for your great note. I enjoyed reading about your grandmother and great aunt. I also have a treadle; Singer Model S--model year is 1904. I haven't sewn on a treadle yet. I do have a local person who could clean and oil her up--and get her ready for use. It looks to be in great shape. Hey, I could use some lessons on it. Want to come visit me? I'm serious.

11/15/2013 Flag