Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sew N' Tell - Summer Purse

When I finished my last Sew N Tell purse for my mom a few weeks ago I knew I would have to make myself one soon. My summer purse from last year was looking a little worn and tired and I really liked the one for my mom and had a hard time giving it up. So last weekend instead of studying for my upcoming comprehensive exams I made another one! I added a magnetic clasp (that was almost more work than it was worth), an inside zippered pocket and a key ring hook so I won't lose my keys at the bottom of the bag.

I wanted something big enough to fit my daily necessary items: wallet, cell phone, lip balm, and camera, and also my not so everyday necessities: a book to read at the beach, a swim suit, sunscreen, or a light sweatshirt for those chillier evenings out on the town.
I really like it. I did make one mistake; I forgot I wanted to add piping so I had already cut the pieces out then had to cut the top off to add the piping, thus reducing the seam allowance I should have left myself. I think I am the only one who would/will notice and I have forgiven myself for this silly oversight after a sufficient slap to the forehead and a certain curse word I typically stay away from.

All and all I really like this purse and am excited to have a summery purse. Check out all of the Sew N Tell finishes today!

Happy Friday!
Lauren

16 comments:

  1. Love the fabric and that you're forgiving yourself for something I wouldn't have even noticed or thought needed. This bag is way too cute! Great Friday Finish!

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  2. Love the details that you added like the key hook. The fabric is so pretty, too!

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  3. Cute bag! Love the extra hidden details of key ring and zippered pocket!

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  4. I don't see the error and it is great bag! Forgive yourself! :)

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  5. oh cute! This is going on my list of things to make "soon"

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  6. Looks so fresh and summery! I want to know how you did the inside zipper pocket. I have a purse pattern that I've been thinking of making, but I need to modify it to make it realistic for me so I'll use it. Great job!

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  7. Love the blue! And the key ring was such a great idea. Isn't it fun how we can change little details to personalize?

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  8. this is such a great bag . i love it

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  9. We never would have known about the mistake if you hadn't told us..GREAT finish!

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  10. Great purse! Do you have a pattern for it to share? I followed your post to the purse last year but the link for the pattern isn't working anymore :(.

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  11. It's a really pretty summer purse.

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  12. Thanks for the link Lauren! I'm going to try to make it - i'll take your word for it that it's easy. I've never made a purse before :).

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  13. Great purse! And I am sure you didn't need to study that much anyway :)

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  14. i think that the fabric is perfect for summer! i love the sand dollars! I'm hopeing to make my summer purse by friday this week!

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