I am an unfinished work, and so are many of my projects. This blog is just an odd collection of things I make and do.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tinkerbell Purse

Kristel loves Tinkerbell. 
and purses.
I sewed her one for Christmas.

The pattern is from madebyrae.blogspot.com.  It's called Buttercup Bag, and is designated as "for personal, noncommercial use only. Products made from this pattern may not be sold." Just so you know.  Please respect it. The Disney fabric is also labeled as for personal, noncommercial use.  Good thing it's a gift!

Here is the detail of one of the Tinkerbells, and you can see the pleats in it better than the picture above.

This is the original, which is a very cute purse.

I did make some changes, though. I put the button placket on, but I couldn't find buttons I liked in my collection, so I added the flower.

The original pattern called for one pocket inside; I put in two.  I did the whole outer shell with iron-on interfacing to make it a little stiffer and sturdier.

The original has the front and back sewn directly together. I wanted a bit more depth to it, so I added a band around the sides. 

In the original, she overlaps the strap down the outside a little and stitches it on. I decided to sew it into the lining. It is sewn onto the shell before I attached the lining. I then attached the lining with the strap around the bottom of the shell, zigzagged the edges, and after it was turned I topstitched the edges to hold the lining inside and it adds one more layer of stitching to the strap.  Hopefully it's plenty strong. It's a small purse, so it won't have too much weight in it.

I got all ready to sew, and had a short deadline, when I realized I didn't have the magnetic snap, so I used Velcro for the closure.

 As a final touch, I threw in a Dove dark chocolate bar, some eye shadow and lip gloss, and a pill organizer.


Christi said...

Aunt Lynn, that is ADORABLE!! You did a great job, and I'm sure she loved it!

Lynn said...

Thanks, Christi, I hope so!

Dixie Mom said...

Wow! That's talent! It turned out darling, and I bet she loves it!
Found you on MMB.

Lesa said...

From MMB.

The purse is adorable. You did a really nice job. It looks fun!

Happy New Year!

ailinh harris said...

Wayyyyy cute!