Thursday, February 19, 2009

Orange Purse

I sewed my first purse today. I'm quite proud, if I say so myself!

This month, Sew, Mama, Sew! is featuring fat quarter projects. This little cutie began life as two fat quarters. The exterior fabric is Petal Party Autumn from Sandi Henderson's Farmer's Market line. Side note: I won this fabric as part of an orange mix fat quarter pack on SMS!

You can get the instructions on the SMS blog.

The purse's lining is Lila Tueller's Soiree Sun Party Favors. I just got a huge stack of fat quarters from this line and am in love!!!
You all know that I love learning new things, and boy did I learn lots of new stuff with this project! I'm most proud that I did the flat bottom variation. I also modified the size of the project to be more my style. The leather button and faux tortoise shell handles came from Hancock Fabric.

Noah totally agreed that the bag is fab. He quickly snatched it up during my photo shoot, checked out the inside then took off running with it while shouting "Bye."


Frogs in my formula said...

Is there anything you can't do?? I like ya but man! (Love love love the handles!)

Kristin said...

That is so super cute, Mary Anna! I LOVE purses and have wanted to learn to make them for a long time. I've just never sat down and tried to learn. I'm just now getting to a point where I have time to learn these kinds of things. I will have to go check out that site!

Meg said...

Awesome job. It is super cute.