Monday, January 30, 2012

A little something for my special someones

I found this sweet little purse tutorial online. The description said it was easy and I was looking for something I could make for my sisters and girlfriends for birthdays this year. I wanted it to be pretty, but still practical- I am a pragmatic girl when it comes down to it!

Turns out, it wasn't quite AS easy as I had hoped (though to be fair I have only been sewing for about 3 weeks ;), but after my 3rd try I am happy with the result (the other 2 are usable, but there are some small issues with stitching not being straight or edges not lining up). And I can make 2 purses in an evening, so that makes for an effective gift :)

Thanks to my many crafty friends for their help and advice- this sewing gig really is still so new and there is so much for me to learn. But I am having a lot of fun doing it.

Here's the result:

The coolest thing is that the mouth of the purse is made from pieces of metal measuring tape, so it closes over, but is easy to open.

See the original tutorial (and about a million other gorgeous sewing projects) at:

Now I just have the tragic task of going to Spotlight to choose more gorgeous matching fabrics ;)

Wish me luck!
Love Gubby xo

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