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Type of item: Accessory
Olive Brocade, Blue Batik, Floral Coarse Weave Cotton, Orange Lined Cotton, and Copper Metalic Lame' for Raindrop Accents.
What was your inspiration?
Craftsy Instructor Carol Ann Waugh is my inspiration. In her online class Stitch & Slash I learned: 1) how to select complimentary color combinations--I used orange and blue from the color wheel. 2) how to create texture with fabric. I used a coarse weave cotton that raveled well, creating feathered edgeds to shapes . 3) Ebellishments are so much fun. Love those metallic raindrops!
While I was creating the purse I was listening to music from the 1960's. "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" came on the radio. Ha. Ha. There's my purse title!
I'm going to take Carol's Stupendous Stitching online class next.
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?
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."