Project

Free Form Quilted Purse

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The bad news is, I messed up the lining. When I opened the clutch at the end I realized I had put one of the linings on the wrong side of the zipper so what I saw was the white thread stitces and raw zipper on one side. The good new is, I cut some more black fabric, folded it over, sewed it on to the zipper from the inside and you have to look pretty hard to see the mistake. I also like the back because I decided not to make both sides the same but to do something a little different. I think using a black background and piecing on some fabirc would also be fun to design. What advice would you give someone starting this project? For the design on the back, I should havce used a zigzag stitch to protect the fabric which is something I picked up for the stupendous stitching course. I think it will get caught on things in my purse so next time I'lll protect that with stictching.

What you will need

  • Fabric scraps
  • 9" zipper
  • basic quilting supplies

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