Monday, April 12, 2010

Leather Purse

I've been wanting to make a purse for a while. The torquoise on the left is suede (HOW FUN IS THAT COLOR??). The fabric on the right is a quilting cotton for a lining.


I think I'll use the Gutterman upholstery thread for topstitching. I like the light tan one on the bottom.


I'm going to make this HotPatterns bag. I'm hoping I can cut it out and make it this coming Saturday. We'll see how fast I can work my way through it. I'll be using one of Paulette's machines at Seams Like Home.

19 comments:

Silent Princess said...

Hope to cee it soon and gud luck dear

Rose said...

Those are great colors! I like how the floral petals in the fabric echo the wedges in of the purse. It looks like a fun project.

Rose in SV

Cath said...

I adore the colours you have chosen! What sort of needle will you be using for the Suede? I am intrigued to see the Hot pattern made up, since I find their pencil drawings for the handbags somewhat wanting!

Pammie said...

Thanks for letting me know about these two patterns - I can't wait to see how yours turns out. I may attempt one myself - I love the Hobo as well.

Little Hunting Creek said...

Those are my favorite colors! It will be beautiful :)

Sew4Fun said...

This is going to be totally gorgeous. You know it would go perfectly in my wardrobe. Just saying. :)

DD said...

Those colors are great. Cute and Funky!! Cant wait to see it.

IowaCowgirl said...

Gorgeous! We must be on the same brain-wave: I whipped up a very small fleece wallet for a grand-niece last night - I'll send it to her with a hand-sewn hankie and crisp $5 in it!!

amber said...

I love me some bright bags and I think think one is going to be just adorable. Good luck!

melissa said...

oh. my. god. This is going to be utterly fabulous! I've made that Nairobi bag like 4 or 5 times (three for myself) and it is AWESOME. Do yourself a favour and make tons of custom pockets all through the lining. I've swiched to another handbag (a present from a friend) while I repair a broken zipper on a pocket in my beloved mustard Nairobi, and as fabulous as this RTW designer one is, it doesn't have pocets sized exactly for my stuff! How dare they not know me... ;)

oh, and I sew leather on my regular ol' machine all the time - just use a leather needle and a walking foot. If your machine can do denim, leather is a piece of piss!

Paola said...

Oh! That seems very fun, I love the colours, the spring is coming, yeah...

Karen said...

LOVE that suede - and the lining fabric. Something we have in common, our love of quiet, restrained colors. :)

I made the Nairobi back when it was a free download, and unless they changed it in the reissue, it's a ginormous bag. I scaled it down about 20% for my later versions, so you might want to take a hard look at the size before you make it, or you'll be able to stash a twin in there.

lsaspacey said...

I think that would also be very cute if the quilting cotton was made into bias strips and placed along the purses' seam lines.

Cissie said...

Love the color -- and the lining fabric. Can't wait to see the finished product.
Cissie

Elaray said...

You're going to have a great purse! Love your choices.

Noile said...

Oh, good! I can't wait to see your version. I missed this when it was a freebie, and bought it when Hot Patterns reprinted it, but still haven't made it. I just checked out Melissa's mustard version, too -- inspirational!

Anonymous said...

All I can say is, shiny!! Love the colours and the combination!

Cissie said...

Hope life is better for you, Dawn. Whenever you get quiet, we get worried.
Stay strong -- and in touch.
Cissie

Andrea said...

Nice. Your handbag is coming along nicely. I can't wait to see it finished.