Posts Tagged ‘purses’

With open arms

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

I made these 2 little purses for my mum and baby sister that are coming to visit us for a few weeks. I was a bit short of time, so I decided to go for something quick to make, but still pretty and useful, specially whilst you are travelling. The pattern is Origami Bags from Amy Butler’s Style Stitches and they were a joy to make.

Choosing the fabrics was by far the best part of the whole process, but seeing them finished is great. They are a bit addictive, and I want to make a few more but larger and I might even try a smaller one made all with natural linen and the stitches with a thicker thread in a contrasting colour.

I hope my guests like them and more importantly, I hope they find them useful.

I'm quite happy mixing the vintage feel of Denyse Schmidht fabrics with linen

Fabrics used for Mum’s bag

Large exterior fabric: Prairie Rose in Piney Woods – Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidth

Small exterior fabric: Essex linen/cotton in Putty

Lining: Thistle leaf in Piney Woods – Hope Valley by Denyse Schmidth

I have used quite a lot Momo's fabrics, but can't you blame me?

Fabrics used for Trouble’s bag

Large exterior fabric: Flower garden in Jelly – Just Wing It by Momo

Small exterior fabric: Four Petals in Jelly – Just Wing It by Momo

Lining: Stripe in Jam – Just Wing It by Momo