Saturday sewing | How About Orange

April 13, 2009

Saturday sewing

Eager to make something out of the new fabric, I tried out My Spare Time's free pleated purse pattern. I made the straps a little bit longer so I could wear a coat and still fit the bag over my shoulder. And since this is made of nice, sturdy canvas, I skipped putting in interfacing. This tutorial for inserting magnet snaps was helpful, too.

Yes, uh, "mistakes were made," so my seam ripper got a good workout. The moment it was finished I vowed I'd never sew another thing again, like I always do, but today I think it's cute and I've already forgotten the trauma. (Sounds like my mom friends describing labor. Ha.)

48 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love that pattern...very hip.
-Lyla

Candied Fabrics said...

Great bag - the fabric makes it!

Grandma G said...

I'm glad you're over the trauma of the labor already. LOL

Great job, and soooo cute!

Love,
Mum (Yeah, the trauma of having you didn't keep me from having another one. ;-) )

Laura Trevey said...

cute bag! I love the new prints from the previous post as well :)

june said...

Misery loves company - I'm feeling better knowing someone else's seam ripper gets a workout when taking on a new project. Love the bag!

Shannon said...

Lovely!

I should probably buy a seam ripper one of these days. I lost mine and have been using my embroidery scissors for a couple of years now, haha.

B said...

I love her pattern, and since she posted it I've been looking for some great fabric to make it with. Yours turned out so great!

Prudy said...

Very cute!!

Tracey@cute2carry said...

Aww, cute! Looks similar to my Scooter bags , but with a different strap! http://www.flickr.com/photos/27337251@N05/3437898311/

v8_grrl said...

GOOD JOB!

Allegra said...

Oh I just found your blog from creature comforts. I love the fabrics you got and that bag you made is great! Where can I get one? Oh, goody , you have an Etsy shop. Devine! :) Have a beautiful day!

Through My Lens said...

I LOVE IT!

lana and drew said...

Love the bag. Fabrics + shape of the bag are a perfect combo.

Gibbs said...

I LOVE the bag!

Heather said...

It looks great, and I love your new fabric! I'm so impressed that you've had all your great designs printed on fabric!

Heidi said...

I'm just finishing my first bag and I'm way too lazy to rip out all my mistakes!!! This bag is adorable, thanks for posting the link. Once I regain some confidence I'm going to make this bag.

Larissa said...

I HATE RIPPING OUT SEAMS. really cute bag, and thanks for the link!

Marfa said...

Awesome...it's great with a longer handle...and glad to hear you used your seam ripper. It turned out beautifully.

Pattern and Perspective said...

I think it looks great. You did a fabulous job!

Sarah said...

I'm such a huge fan of this blog, it is so cool to see my bag design on here! Yours turned out so great!!

Talia said...

Very cute! I love it!!

Em said...

Great fabric, really makes the bag cute!

Ashley said...

I absolutely love your blog! And this purse is amazing!

Amy said...

That's totally cute! I am best pals with my seam ripper too!

mau said...

Great job...just beautiful.

Julie said...

Very stylish! :) Smart idea to lengthen the strap for wearing with a coat.

greetingarts said...

Well, and if you don't altogether *forget* the trauma, at least you say to yourself that it was worth it! :0) Great job.

Katrina said...

Love the bag - now if only I could sew :)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

super cute bag!

thursday said...

I almost bought some of that fabric the other day. Then I remembered I don't sew. Hah! Bag looks great!

And I still remember the trauma of labor. Not over it yet. :P

Mamati @ Daily dose of me said...

How lovely!!

I love how it turned out thanks for the tutorial link and i am off to order some of your fabric!!

catsanat said...

Love this--the style and fabric are great together. You've inspired me to break out my sewing machine soon!

Wendy said...

Great bag! Love your new fabric -

Ashlee said...

Nice job!!!! You are quite the seamstress!

Kosmika said...

Great bag, great pattern and great fabric!!! your labor gave us a wonderful 'baby', do it again, please ;)

safewordisgemara said...

I'm definitely going to try this. Yours is beautiful!

Keri said...

That's gorgeous-- I wish I was half that craftsy!

patricia said...

LOL. Great job! You sound just like me in regards to sewing. I know how to put together things in my head but once I get to the sewing machine it all goes downhill from there.

Baba said...

Love the fabric and bag pattern together! Fab job!

Danielle said...

Oh I'm totally in love. I love the new fabrics too.

mandylifeboats said...

i attempted the pleated bag, but it looked like mary poppins's carpet bag where she pulled out lamps, furniture, etc. i did something wrong. the bottom is too square. the pleats threw me for a loop and i was not a happy camper making it. i threw it across the room twice, counted to 10, picked it up again, put it down and went to cook dinner. i am still looking at it. lol

Janice said...

did you really make that bag all by yourself??

Jess said...

I did. I know, it's shocking to me, too.

Jess said...

Mandylifeboats, you crack me up. I can totally relate.

Kosmika said...

AHHHH!!! i did it! i made the bag... it was not difficult, but was sometimes frustrating.. now I understand Jessica and mandylifeboats...:)
To whom who may concern, the new 'baby' is here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/41015551@N00/3475585795/in/set-72157617341114140/

I love it :) now it's time to try the buttercup bag!

Anonymous said...

Ha. My seam ripper got a good workout too, mainly because I am not good with straps. But it came out lovely in the end!!

Anonymous said...

Do you think Grandma G will make one for me?

Jess said...

Grandma G is busy sewing.... :)

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