Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A purse for my Mom

As a Christmas present for my Mom I made my first purse using the pattern for the Phoebe bag from Rebeka Lambert at artsycraftybabe.  I had no ink in my printer to print the pattern, but luckily Ed has a huge screen on his imac (24 inches!) so I sized the pattern on the screen to 8 1/2 by 11 and traced it.  Clever, clever me . . .

Here it is hanging on my sewing chair

The inside of the bag, with a pocket.

Inside seams, I am actually really proud that I managed this step right the first time. 

So, yay for me that I managed to get it finished in time to mail for Christmas, so glad it got there in time!  I think that the exterior fabric is awesome because it's adult enough to use for everyday and then the interior fabric is lots of fun with the butterflies.


  1. Hi there. What a beautiful purse! Well done! I just got your comment on my blog about Mike W. Thank you! My son enjoyed making that together. We seem to be on the same wavelength, you and I. I just started pulling together pictures of the purse I made for my-sister-in law for Christmas to put on my blog. Keep up the good work. I love that you traced the pattern from your husband's computer!


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