Wednesday, July 25, 2007
I decided to make another purse for the Sew Mama Sew contest, and I'm so in love with it! It was one of those moments where everything came together, and I didn't have to take out any seams or anything.
It's the softest linen I've ever worked with. I'm really tempted to keep it, but I put it in the shop because I just have too many pretty bags to carry right now. I love all of these Amy Butler fabrics, and decided to patchwork some together in a pretty composition. I added a removable fabric flower for a feminine touch, and it could be worn as a brooch also.
I learned how to make the gorgeous fabric flower from Cynthia Treen's book, Last Minute Fabric Gifts. Pretty simple directions to follow, and such beautiful results. You can leave it round like I did, or flatten and crinkle the edges.
I made up the pattern for the purse, as always, and I think it's the perfect size to carry on your shoulder and will hold all of the essentials, plus a little more.
I would have loved to have worn this with an aqua ribbon on my special day! Too bad I didn't make them in time :(
oh well, at least there making some brides happy now!
or for a little something to cover the shoulders:
Posted by Ellene McClay at 12:56 PM