3 Button Zippered Purse

Project Description

What are you most proud of? SPECIAL AFFECTS: I made handmade polymer clay medallions and buttons to pair with this autumn colors coarse weave upholstery fabric. TEXTURE: The gray corduroy fabric is super soft (slick too), and tends to slide when constructing pockets. Take your time, use extra pins when matching right sides together and sewing. The finished interior "feels" like old money. What advice would you give someone starting this project? STEP 1: BUY OR MAKE DECORATIVE PIECES I brought home this coarse weave fabric, and before I cut it up--I took the time to make polymer clay buttons and medallions to match. It increased the excitement of building purses and totes!

What you will need

  • Coarse Weave Upholstery Fabric in Autumn Colors. Handmade polymer buttons
  • Soft
  • supple Charcoal Gray Corduroy for lining and interior pocket.

Q&A with Shoestring

TanjaH asked:
Shoestring, your purse and coin purse are really adorable. I love the colors and the button details is perfect! I love it.
Shoestring answered:
Hey there my friend Tanja. I tried to leave you a note early, but it doesn't seem to want to launch. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a note. I'll send you an email soon to tell you what I've been doing, ok? I want to hear how you are doing.
DorothyDotSmith asked:
I love this purse and coin purse, they look fabulous. Thank you for posting these the colours speak of the best of autumn
Shoestring answered:
Hello Tabitha. I enjoyed reading your bio. Thanks for taking the time to stop and comment on my fall purses. I'm working on others this week and will post more of them. I started following your projects today. Very lovely work.

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