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Raindrops Keep Falling on My Purse

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Stitch & Slash taught by Carol Ann Waugh

Popular instructor Carol Ann Waugh returns to Craftsy for more fiber fun. Get your seam ripper ready to destroy in the name of creation.

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Category Quilting
Type Accessory
Style Funky
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What materials did you use? Olive Brocade, Blue Batik, Floral Coarse Weave Cotton, Orange Lined Cotton, and Copper Metalic Lame' for Raindrop Accents.

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What are you most proud of? It was a fun challenge taking the ugliest fabrics in my stash and pulling them together to make a luxury purse. I'll use my "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Purse" for shopping. Inside is a zippered pocket to hold my checkbook and cell phone. And, there are two bottomless pockets to hold water bottles, or I can use the pockets to separate items. The fabrics I used are all leftovers from other sewing projects. How economical is that?

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Sign up for Carol's Stitch & Slash online class with Craftsy. Learn how to make your own funky fabric. In Carol's class you'will gain a whole-new persective about what you can do with fabric. I used to "sew" purses and totes. Now I'm creating one-of-a-kind art pieces. Get ready for big compliments. Total strangers will stop you and say, "where did you get that purse?" "I want one."

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Dear craftytoo412. Yes, I use lots of different fabrics. The course weave upholstery fabric raveled so well--it created the soft fluffy ruffle effect. What a pleasant mistake that was!! I highly recommend Carol Ann Waugh's classes: Stitch and Slash, and Stupendous Stitching. She's a great instructor. Aren't we lucky to have her?

06/09/2012 Flag

That is.... BEAUTIFUL! I see a lovely poem to the woods in Fall, complete with leaves, shrubs, trees and that lovely, rich quality the forest floor has.. You could look at it all day and keep seeing stuff. This deserves to be treasured. Kudos!

07/06/2012 Flag

Yummy, love all that texture.

10/18/2012 Flag

....lovely....

12/25/2012 Flag

I love this process of uncovering the fabric surprise out from under another. Even the scrubbiest of fabrics can work. This is evidence of that! From seamstress to artist. I wish that I was big on carrying a purse.

11/17/2013 Flag