Last night was the Friday Night Sew In. I have to admit I finished my FNSI project during the day on Friday. I had a date with my husband last night....we went to see the new Harry Potter movie. AWESOME.
I finished my Christmas Purse. It is so cute. I love it. A note on the process.
I wanted :
1. A crazy quilted Christmas Purse.
2. Big red and clear beads on the handle.
3. Jingle bells that really jingle.
As long as those 3 requirements were met anything goes. So there wasn't really a process. I ironed a stack of Christmas fabrics and started sewing. I didn't want the embellishments to be too delicate. I plan on using the purse a lot.
About the handles
I bought, last year, these metal handles that unscrew at the base for 2 reasons. 1) I wanted to pick the beads 2) I thought I could sew the bag together and them screw on the handles. I didn't want to have to turn the bag with the handles on. I did that once and it was hard.
I was mistaken. I had to cut the ribbon holding the handles on and resew the tabs. That was after the purse was turned and sewn up!!!! Oh well. I still like it.
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