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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Purse... I think I can

So, as many of you know, I'm making homemade Christmas gifts. One of these is a purse for my mother in law. I don't make purses that often. I didn't think it was going to be so complicated. I never have dealt with cording before, or instructions that don't tell me to match "right" or "wrong" sides. I'm all about simplicity, but I need more information. So, after making one mistake after another, I've decided to blog out my frustration. 

I was almost finished but ended up sewing the bag wrong to right sides, which meant my lining was actually inside out. What I learned is that some things you just need to modify and figure out from experience. I decided to get rid of the cording all together (Hey, I need it done by Christmas). AND sometimes you just make one mistake after another. I haven't destroyed the fabric yet. Good luck to all of you encountering the homemade Christmas pressure. :)

1 comment:

  1. Purse success, done the Chris way! Let me know what problems you've encountered this season and what you did to solve them. I just needed to become best friends with my seam ripper. :)