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Monday, July 25, 2011

At Long Last

Well, I think it took me about two weeks - which is a rather outrageous length of time - but I finally finished the purse I've been complaining about.

Overall I like it. It is the size I wanted and the straps are just about the perfect length.

I'm really happy, because this was really just a trial run with this pattern. I have had my eye on some "looks like leather" fabric at JoAnn's, but it was a little pricey for a risky attempt. I will be modifying a few things, however. In the bottom of the bag there is a piece of cardboard to keep the bottom of the bag flat and open. Since the pattern has the cardboard floating freely, it doesn't stay where it is supposed to very well. I'll be changing that, as well as the way that the straps attach. But really, who cares about such technical details? Here's another view of the bag instead:


~ Tandis ~ said...

Looks great but I'm excited to see the looks-like-leather version too.

Jessica said...

You already know I love it.

Jamie said...

Very nice! I saw it hanging on your hooks Sunday night and was going to comment on it...but didn't :-(