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Archive for October, 2008

Update 1/01/2009: Scroll to the bottom for pics of NEW purses I have made recently.

Presently I don’t have any new purses made from this pattern, but Jill wanted to see some purses so I am posting pics of purses that I have made for my own personal use. I will be posting pics of new purses as I get them made.

My favorite purse - front view

back view

bottom view

hanging on a chair to show the shoulder strap length. I can make them any length.

front view of black and yellow purse

side view

bottom view

inside view - very roomy - can have up to 4 pockets

view with my hand in front pocket to show how roomy it is

black and yellow purse hanging on a chair

This purse pattern is called Scrappy Sak. It can be made from any combination of fabrics. I make my purses from 100% cotton so they can be washed in the washing machine. All fabrics are pre-washed so they won’t shrink any more. The strap length can be short or long. I prefer long personally because I like to shop hands-free. The shoulder length strap is long enough to cross over my body so it doesn’t keep falling off my shoulder like some purses do. I can adjust the length according to the person’s preference, some women prefer the short handle and it is no problem to make it to their specifications.

The outside of this purse can have up to 4 pockets in 3 different sizes. The inside can have up to 4 pockets. I find that this purse “grows”, the fuller it gets, the bigger it gets. It is amazing how much it can hold. There is also a small version of this purse called the Fat Quarter Friend. It does not hold nearly as much but is a very cute purse. Here is a pic of one I made recently:

Fat Quarter Friend*

Fat Quarter Friend*

Side view of Fat Quarter Friend

Side view of Fat Quarter Friend

I also make a purse that I designed called Itty Bitty Purse. Here is a pic of one of these tiny guys. I use one of these all the time to hold my drivers license, credit cards, some cash, and my cell phone. If I am running a short errand I grab this instead of a big purse. If I am travelling I put the Itty Bitty Purse inside my big purse. That way I can leave the big purse in the car when I run in for a potty break or to shop somewhere. The strap is long enough to cross over my body so I can shop hands-free. And it is very light weight. I love it.

close-up of front closure

close-up of front closure

close up of back of Itty Bitty Purse

close up of back of Itty Bitty Purse

So there are the purses I currently have patterns for. I am open to using different patterns but I don’t do zippers, just so you know. My sewing machine does not have a zipper foot. Besides I don’t like to do zippers. Maybe someday I will advance to zippers, but not yet. For now it’s velcro, snaps, or magnetic closures.

New Purse Pics posted 1/01/09:

Cherry purse

Cherry purse

cherry purse bottom

cherry purse bottom

Jillian's purse

Jillian's purse

Jillian's purse - view of the inside

Jillian's purse - view of the inside

Jillian's purse - view of the bottom

Jillian's purse - view of the bottom

Kim's purse (Jillian's cousin)

Kim's purse (Jillian's cousin)

bottom view of Kim's purse

bottom view of Kim's purse

view of the inside of Kim's purse

view of the inside of Kim's purse

Corie's diaper bag

Corie's diaper bag

side view of Corie's diaper bag

side view of Corie's diaper bag

Inside view of diaper bag

Inside view of diaper bag

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You might be a “quiltaholic” if….

you see a quilt block in your soup. This is my lunch today. As I was eating, I looked down and saw a familiar quilt block. (Hint: the oyster crackers are hexagons) Leave me a comment if you know which block I saw.

**I think I need rehab 😉

Do you see it?

Do you see it?

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* Fat Quarter Scrappysak Bag Pattern

** Snowman Wallhanging

*** Pattern for fabric basket

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I have been working on so many projects, several purses, a tree skirt, a snowman wallhanging,a fabric basket….

I will be taking pics and posting them soon. Our guild will have a booth at a craft fair called Pride of the Prairie and members can bring items to sell. It is held annually in November the weekend before Thanksgiving. So I am trying to make things for that. I also have some purses that people have asked me to make so I will be working on those this week.

Happy quilting,

Darlajune

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