Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Fun sewing

I like sewing. A lot. And I really like making stuff for other people. I made this purse for my sister's birthday. I know you've seen a lot of this kind of bag around, the Japanese craft magazines are crammed with them, and Indygo Junction has a pattern as well. I've made several, trying out different interfacings and making them bigger or small, tucks, no tucks. All fun. To me though, the bag just seems boring without some embellishment. That's when I hit on my fun button pin. I designed a bag for spring market that also needed a little something to dress it up. And you all know my love affair with my ruffler foot.
I love the pin so much I could just.. just what? Hmm, maybe make some more!


Anonymous amy said...

Adoring from afar! Fresh inspiration for that ruffler foot.

9:15 AM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You make great bags. Really great bags. I love this one. And that pin is darling. Your sister is very lucky. I'm sure she will enjoy it so much. And from one sewer to another - I like sewing. A lot. Too.

9:50 AM  
Blogger Purple and Paisley said...

holy cow...that is the most darling bag i've every! love it...=)

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I love the button embellishment. You know me and embellishment though (you just can't have enough)


9:55 AM  
Blogger Happy Zombie said...

I've died and gone to purse heaven! You've outdone yourself, Pam! It's so adorable it hurts. Makes me want to weep.

10:30 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Your are the queen of all things cute!!! What a nice touch that pin is!!

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Cheryl said...

I am making a similar bag (in fact that is my 'job' for today) and I LOVE the pin! I am going to have to do something very similar for this bag. I think that will totally ROCK THE BAG! :D Thanks for the idea.

10:59 AM  
Blogger Rapunzel said...

That bag is so cute it makes me want to borrow my daughter's sewing machine and attempt it myself...umm..ok, instead I'm going to send her the link and request one for my birthday! ;-)

11:10 AM  
Blogger jenny b harris said...

Cute bag! LOVE the button pin! Adorableness!

11:13 AM  
Blogger jen duncan said...

SOOOO very cute, Pam. I have some purses that I need to take the vintage rhinestone brooches off of and add something like these buttons instead. Thanks for sharin'!

11:37 AM  
Blogger Autum said...

It looks like yummy candy! So, so fresh and pretty.

12:28 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Oh PK that purse is so cute. The pin totally makes it. And what fun if the pin is removable, you could put it on a lapel too.

I haven't made a handbag in months and I need to get that sewing machine humming again. I feel a sewing jag coming on.

I like Amy Butler's handbags, but they are a handful to construct.

Thanks for the inspiration.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Tammy said...

DARLING bag, and LOVIN' the flower embellishment!! Fun, fun, superfun!

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that is too stinking cute!

2:30 PM  
Blogger Sarah and Jack said...

What I adore is that bag! Oh my. If I had that bag I might actually carry a purse instead of shoving crap into my pockets. Oh yea, I would.

2:59 PM  
Blogger jen said...

darling. and a ruffler foot!! yay!!

3:18 PM  
Blogger Hannies Annies said...

oh what fun! you are inspiring! yes make more!

3:20 PM  
Blogger laurie said...

I needed some "cute" today. Thanks!
It's perfection.

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Carrie S. said...

That is so dang cute! And I love the pin too!

4:40 PM  
Blogger from little acorns said...

Okay. . . that does it. . . now I might just HAVE to go & get a ruffler foot. Pam, that bag is too cute. . . & the flower. . . no words. . . There just aren't any words to capture it's cuteness!
xo, Bren

5:44 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Adorable! That is just so cute.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Penny Sturges said...

Great, great bag!! So sweet. I love it!

9:33 PM  
Blogger Camille said...

Oh my gosh, LOVE LOVE this bag! Put my name on the next one! :-)

9:37 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

great bag and the pin is very cute.....great fabric choices.....lucky sister!

11:09 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Adorable!!! ric rac, ruffles, dots, what's not to love???

4:28 AM  
Blogger Angelina said...

I am so infatuated with this pin I could eat it. It is so wonderfully satisfying!!! I like the purse too. The whole bit.

5:29 AM  
Blogger Mary Anne said...

WOW !!! that is REALLY, REALLY , REALLY CUTE !!! especially with that pin!!!

7:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we all in purse land? Love, love your sister's purse - -now if I can figure out the ruffler foot.

8:00 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

That is just the cutest thing I have ever seen. I would re-do my entire wardrobe around that bag. Seriously. I want one too. You could sell them in a hot second.

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

That purse is so adorable! Your sister will love it. Have fun on your little excursion : )

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty, pretty! You are sew talented ;<)

5:10 PM  
Anonymous blop said...

Dang, if that isn't the cutest!!!
Nice adornment PKM!!

7:49 PM  
Blogger Lotta said...

Oh I love that!

12:25 AM  
Blogger Red Geranium Cottage said...

I've made that bag a couple times too. Love it!!!! And that pin.....OMG very cute.

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Barb said...

Hi Pam, I Love the bag, the pin just makes the bag! Great colors too! barb from oceanwavesquilts.

4:14 AM  
Blogger Jennifer Paganelli said...

Look at that sweet surprise when I came to your blog much handbag love here!!! Hope you are well...Jennifer

2:05 PM  
Anonymous tammy tadd said...

OH MY GOODNESS that IS the most adorable bag!!! Do I sound excited? 'Cause I'm pretty enamoured right now!! Did I spell that right?

I'm glad to see someone is getting to sew!! I'm doing a little, but not enough. Been too busy! Blah Blah Blah right? It's true though! And have my whole summer just about planned. Sad isn't it.... painting, moving bedrooms, cleaning carpets.... sounds like fun right? RIGHT!

2:04 PM  
Blogger Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I LOVE the bag and that flower cutie pie is great!!!! hmmmm..where do you find the ruffler gizmo? Too cute!


9:49 PM  
Anonymous Deb said...

So very nice! Great the bag!

8:47 PM  
Blogger Doe said...

You are killing me with this!!!! OMG, I'm loving this bag and that cute, cute, stinken' cute embelishment! Looooove it!

7:22 PM  
Anonymous jenny holiday said...

ahhhhhhhhhhh!! This is really really really tooo cute!!! Loven it!!!!

Happy Happy Summer!!!!

xoxo Jenny

10:33 PM  

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