Sunday, October 21, 2007

Mission Pocketbook Accomplished!

I finished the pocketbook and I'm very pleased with how it turned out!Everything went right with this project and even the sewing machine cooperated. The pattern came from a pocketbook/tote bag book. I was very careful to follow everything to a "T". I even measured and marked the seam allowances. I was especially pleased with the quilted diamonds on the outer fabric.

I was determined to finish yesterday and worked on it until it was complete. This morning I took the new pocketbook to church. :o)

I enjoyed making this project very much. I've made pocketbooks before, but tried to make them with my own patterns. Following the directions and patterns in the book was so much easier and the project turned out so much more professional. That's a lesson I've learned the hard way. But, making the other pocketbooks gave me some experience that came in handy making this one.

This is the inside of the pocketbook.

I'm ready now to make more pocketbooks. I envision a Christmas pocketbook and pocketbooks that I can give as gifts. I have enough of the fabric used in this project left to make 2 more smaller bags.


Angela / Country Life said...

What a beautiful pocketbook!! You done a wonderful job. I am going to try my hand at making a skirt this week. I quilt, but have never made any of my own clothes before. Wish me luck!!

Rhonda in OK said...

Realy gorgeous bag and you are a fast sewer! I admired the fabric when you first posted it. It is great that you made a treasure out of someone elses discards too.

Joy said...

That is just fantastic! I made three tote bags over the past few days, but they are really simple ones, not a gorgeous one like yours. I've never been brave enough to attempt the professional looking ones. One day I will buy a pattern and give it a go :)

Littlepenpen said...

THAT is a gorgeous bag!!! I must get a pattern like that.... it is awesome. LOVE the fabric! Did anyone try to take your bag from you at church today?

Anonymous said...

I love your bag! I want to make something like this..eventually!!

Blue Sky said...

I've seen that bag in real life and if I didn't have to use a diaper bag now I would have stolen it!! Its very cute.

Anonymous said...

Cute! I have a teenage daughter that always wants to give gifts to her friends at Christmas. This would be a great gift to make. Maybe I could teach her to sew at the same time! :)


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