Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sampler Purse Finished!!

As you can see, this is the 'something' I was working on this week, that is now finally complete. The stitching part to me, was a piece of cake, the finishing part however was a pita. I cut out the interfacing, ironed and sewed this beauty into a new look. I am sooo excited to see the final product and look forward to using it sometime over the Holidays. This design is from Dames of the Needle, and I used the called for fabric- 32ct Vintage Woodsmoke Lakeside. I changed all the Gentle arts threads it called for (shock) into Gloriana and Silk N Colors. I love the Blackbirds! The colors are just so vibrant. For the lining I chose a deep teal in Dupioni Silk, I felt it needed a fancy fabric, especially because I chose the silk threads.

I am still working on a few other projects, soon to be posted. But I just had to stop and share this with you!! Thanks to everyone who reads my blog-- and takes the time to comment, email or text me. I just love it :)

Added to answer some questions!

I am going to keep it as a clutch, to me it is very dainty that way :)

I purchased this pattern at my LNS, most shops should be able to order this--it is a must have for sure!!


  1. I was thinking about your purse just the other day and wondered if you had finished it - it is absolutely gorgeous. The fabric is so luxurious and compliments your stitching beautifully! Is it a clutch or will you add a handle or strap to it?

    I am so impressed that you finished it yourself - I wouldn't dream of attempting such a difficult task. Amazing work!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Ooohhh........let me stop for a moment to clear the drool off of my chin! What a beautiful finish!!

  3. woohoo! That is a awesome purse finish.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Where did you get the pattern? Is there a tutorial?
    Merry Christmas

  4. What a fantastic finish!!!! I think your finishing is absolutely perfect and I love the fabric you chose to line it!!! Simply gorgeous.

  5. Beautiful! I love how you finished it -- beautiful silk inside!

  6. It is a lovely piece! I love the stitching and the silk lining is a gorgeous color. Very nicely done! Congratulations!

  7. ♥♥♥Congratulations!♥♥♥
    You will "steal the show" with such a wonderfull clutch.

  8. Wow, very beautiful, indeed fantastic, I adore the little envelopes!

    Buon Natale

  9. It is gorgeous. You did a fabulous job. Congrats! L.


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