Sunday, August 24, 2008

Adventures in Purse Making

I found this really cute fabric at Wal-Mart last weekend. It's more African than Haitian but a lot of it could be Haiti. Small naked bums and easy access to roosters-definitely Haitian. Anyway, I've been wanting to try my hand a purse making for a while so this fabric seemed like something I could make a purse out of. I was not overally thrilled with the pattern I used because parts of it were written really poorly. I ended up doing several sections not according to the pattern because the pattern was really wrong and had you leaving edges unfinished. I'm anxious to try a different purse pattern and see if I like it any better. Anyway, here' s my new Haitian babies purse. It does have some beads in between the patchwork part and the top edge but they're a bit hard to see in the photo. I may go back and add some more; we'll see.


5 comments:

A Momma in Waiting... said...

The purse is really cute! Are they for sale? Terry

Kathy said...

Very cute.

Miss Alissa said...

Very nice Kayla! Don't you just hate "vague" patterns?! Ugh.

kayder1996 said...

My sewing abilities come about from years of sewing for 4-H. I'm not sure if they are up to par as far as selling things go. When I make something I usually have at least 2 or 3 trouble spots that look less than perfect but because it's just for me or to be given as a gift, I don't mind. I also think I'm probably overeacting to the mistakes and that most people probably wouldn't even notice them but I do have the worry of someone purchasing something and being less than satisfied. The thought of selling purses has crossed my mind. We'll see if that ever devlops. Right now I need a little more practice and a good pattern that is easier to put together.

ruralnebr said...

Wow! I love that fabric, it looks fun. We are kinda into purses around here. I have some fabric picked out and we have a pattern coming from Keepsake Quilting that I hope is a good one. Alissa will have to post pics when "she" gets it finished!