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Tomato Soup Purse with Matching Jewelry

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Sewing
Type Accessory
Sizing Women
Style Cute, Classic, Mod, Holiday, Traditional, Casual
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What materials did you use? Geometric Upholstery Fabric for exterior, Red Linen Lining, Key Fob, Magnetic Snaps, and Polymer Clay Beads and Bracelet to go with the Purse

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What are you most proud of? Good Tips: I backed the red linen lining with a medium to heavy iron-on stabilizer--giving the purse some body and durability. The purse flap is re-inforced with a layer of buckrum (sp?), a light weight, but extra stiff stabilizer used to sew hat brims. Terrific stuff. Easy to use. You can find it at Hancock Fabrics. Under $3 a yard.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Make stabilizers mentioned above part of the foundation of your future purses. You'll love the results.

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I am so impressed by your work.Please consider a tutorial as soon as you can. A great inspiration.

12/16/2012 Flag

Hi Tanja - I purchased a video camera a couple of days ago, and I purchased PDF software. Between the two items I hope to start making some tutorials and patterns. Give me some extra time and I'll have a nice tutorial for you on the purse. Thanks for your interest. You moved me along to a new path--something I wanted to try--making tutorials--I needed the nudge to get going. Thanks again.

12/24/2012 Flag

A lovely red purse this is! I like it very much, had to save it! Thanks so much for your worthy informations around it. Would love to make one too ...

10/11/2013 Flag

Hmm. I thought my comment is already in there ... Anyway - I love your nice red purse :-) Thank you so much for all the worthy informations you gave on this piece of wonderful work. Would love to do one also. If there weren't so many other projects in my mind ...

10/11/2013 Flag

Do you sell any of your [urses?

12/28/2014 Flag

Hi bjs80235541630. Answering your question--I sell purses at summer/fall events in my area. I make my own purse patterns and make polymer clay beads to match the fabric.

01/09/2015 Flag