July 10, 2009

The Pie Purse

I have been fooling around learning patterns and my sewing machine and such. I am getting much better! I have been loving the pleated purses I see everywhere, that I decided to try one of my own design. I really wanted a fold on the front that has a bright piece of color peeking through.... (like a slice of pie, and, well, i'm jannypie) It also has two little side pleats on both front and back, just to give it that extra ruffly touch.


Pie Purse


I also wanted to be a bit "daring" (for me anyway) and go completely without a handle. To go strapless, you might say. Holding it as a clutch is actually kind of fun!


Pie Purse


It is made from fabrics from a thrift store, making it eco-friendly by re-using and recycling materials. Thoroughly washed and cleaned of course. This one has a snap button, but I think I may switch to a magnetic closure along the top, to help keep all my goodies in.


Pie Purse

I am delighted with it, and am having so much fun carrying it around and receiving compliments!! Please tell me if you like it!
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9 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh!! I don't just like it -- I LOVE IT!! So darling!! :)

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  2. So cute! Thank you for including the picture with your hand. I can never tell how big/small an item is, so it's nice to have something to compare it to!

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  3. i love it! i ordered a pleated purse off etsy a couple of months ago to use as my summer bag. you should start selling those on etsy!!

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  4. Jan, it's fabulous!!! I LOVE it!

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  5. I think it would be even MORE adorable if it were in yellow, but then I am kind of partial to yellow. Very cute design though. Love the peep-through-pie slice!

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  6. Super cute! Love the bright color. I made one somewhat similar recently.

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  7. Ohhhh, that's beautiful! Great job!

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