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Purse 4 interchangeable flap designs cross body


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  • Fundamentals
  • Pockets
  • Topstitching

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It's so easy and fun to change purses when all you have to do is change the flap! "Mix It Up" with one base and as many flaps as you want! The base includes four inside pockets and a beaded closure that wraps around the button on the flap. Make as many flaps as you like - seasonal, holiday, just for your whim... or to use up some of that stash! They attach with Velcro onto the back of the base. I've included 4 different shapes in this pattern. The finished dimensions are approximately 7.5" high by 7.5" wide by 2.5" deep. Advanced Beginner Level (see below for list of supplies) Included are 6 pages of instructions including a cutting matrix (everything is rectangular)and 5 photos for clarification PLUS 4 pattern pieces for additional flap shapes. Copyright (c) 2009 - Feel free to sell what you make from this pattern, but please attribute the design to me - thanks! **************** Supplies: Base: 1/3 yard of outer fabric (w/out nap) 1/2 yard of lining fabric, 45" wide (w/out nap) Flap: 9-1/4" wide X 9" high square of outer fabric Lining - included in Base yardage or same as Flap Strap: 3" wide x 26" long outer fabric (or desired length plus 1") Notions: 1 yard of 22" wide iron-on heavy interfacing (Dcor or Craft Bond) Closure - Buttons or beads for flap and chain, 4 1/4" chain Hook and Loop (Velcro) - 7" length (or several pieces to span that length). You can sew or glue this in place. If gluing, I used Aleene's "OK To Wash It" or similar. Note: You may choose to decorate the flap with ribbons, rick-rack, buttons, etc. These supplies should be added to the above list. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY know how to use a sewing machine

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Sweetbriar Studio
Sweetbriar Studio
I love to come up with a creative approach to a conventional need. My mother has been a great influence on me. She has always been very creative and resourceful. And she tells me that my great-grandmother was a terrific seamstress, too (which I do not claim to be!). In addition to my sewing patterns, I have designed unconventional lamps, window coverings, table accessories and wall hangings. My inspiration comes from pretty much everything around me. I left the corporate world in 2001. Although I have been creative in varying degrees ever since I can remember, now I get to be creative full time - a total dream come true. I live with my husband, a woodworker, and 2 dogs in beautiful, rural Chatham County, North Carolina.