Saturday, March 29, 2008

It's Finished!

I finished my new purse this morning and I really am pleased with it. Here is the finished product.

I used a really heavy craft interfacing so it will stand upright on its own.

I modified the pattern to make the handles longer so I can put it over my shoulder if I want to.

I also added a button and buttonhole so I can close it up for security.

I also added pockets inside for my cell phone and camera.

And last but not least I put my Designs by Nanny label in it.

This was a really fun project that cost me very little to make. I paid next to nothing for the material at estate sales. The flower trim came from a bolt that I got at an auction for almost nothing and the button came out of my button stash. I only had to purchase the ball trim and interfacing.

I'm ready to make another purse. I found some pretty black linen look fabric in my stash and Hancock's has some gorgeous beaded trims that would look fantastic on it. So I will probably be making a run to Hancock's today.

Luck, love and laughter,



Lesli said...

Great job Judy - it is a wonderful purse!!! I love the red!

Kylie in Warsaw said...

What a lovely purse! And great that it was cheap;) I LOVE cheap!

RobinDiane said...

Cool purse, Momma! When are you going to make me one? after the aprons???? LOL

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great bag, love your monogram and fabrics.

Chris said...

OMG Judy your bag is FABULOUS... I need one, I need one, I need one lol. My favourite colour is red and my eyes almost popped out of their sockets when your page loaded. Wow you are soooo talented it's just mega gorgeous!!

M@risk@ said...

How wonderful you created this yourself. Love it and the colors are so "Dutch".

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Judy, I am actually speechless! This is so fantastic! WOW!

Lisa said...

That purse is just adorable! Do you sell your handmade stuff? You are so talented, I am sure there would be a demand.

Greta said...

oh judy!! this purse is fabulous!!!
love the color choice and the inside fabric is perfect!!

glad you found inspiration from us at SYC for your felt squares..please show us when you are finished...we would love to see it!!