Groovy Purse

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The texture I chose for this purse was to add flaps, extending the length of the exterior fabric. In the end, I got the purse length right, and got the colors sparkle and texture I was hoping for. In this project, Groovy Purse - I put many fabrics together. And I asked myself--I wonder what Carol Ann would do with black, lime green, and purple? Carol's favorite color is lime green, and mine is purple. Paired with black--these are colors I could eat, but the question is, could I also wear them? (Smiling). The answer is YES. ALSO - this project gave me an opportunity to use up larger scrap pieces of printed cotton fabrics. That's wonderful! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take a leap of faith, and sign up for Carol Ann Waugh's online Craftsy classes, Stupendous Stitching, and Stitch and slash. What will you get in return? --a new vision for creating "lively" art pieces. And, I know you'll be immediately struck by Carol Ann's genuine lovely personality. You'll feel like you found a new best buddy. What is the scariest part of taking the class? --when people stop you abruptly and ask, "where did you get that purse?" Take a deep breath and go with it. It will take courage on your part to handle that compliment!

What you will need

  • Using more of the black batik with lime green peace sign cotton fabric
  • ( I purchased quite of lot of it
  • because it is such an inspiring fabric). Decorative ribbons
  • and other scrap pieces of cotton prints to make pockets and extensions. Warm and natural batting for free motion quilting
  • two buttons (large and small).

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