Young and Crafty Sisters: 05/30/11

Monday, May 30, 2011

Purse Pattern Remix

I am so excited that Jessica invited me to be a part of her pattern remix party! Basically, she asked that we take a pattern and revamp it into something new. 

My name is Hannah and I blog over at Young and Crafty. I love all things crafty and sewing is a new addiction.

 I used a purse pattern. I had already made a purse using the pattern exactly but wanted to spruce up into something new!

Here is the pattern, I used the one in the top right or bottom left for my revamp. It is Simplicity 2750.


And here is what I came up with!


I used the same fabric that I used on the first purse I made. I didn't wash it the first time and so I went ahead a washed it. Holy Smokes that thick linen fabric is tough to iron! I used probably half a bottle of starch!


From the original pattern I used the lining and the strap pieces. I then cut 3 strips for my ruffles.


I just adore ruffles.


This fabric is perfect for a purse, It's thick enough to not need any interfacing and I didn't even line it! Whose gonna check the inside out anyway?!
It's also a wonderful shade of neutral, which means it goes with black or brown! No swapping purses for me.


If you're a new sewer this is pretty simple to tackle!


I hope you'll swing by my blog, Young and Crafty, sometime :)