I’ve stated working on a new purse for myself, I’m pretty excited about it because I don’t do this often enough. I could have been done by now but I got caught up by the same problem I always have….I ran out of my top stitching thread!! AHH!! Oh well, I’ll get more this weekend, plus this purse is looking awesome so far, so I really can’t complain.
I’m in love with this purse that I made last week. The gradient fabric is perfect for the crushed texture I manipulated into it. Creating the texture was fun and easy, I just cut the pattern piece extra long and stitched angled, horizontal pleats until it was the correct length.
I did black suede details around the zipper pocket and at the top edge. I love using leather because it’s a fun challenge and it looks really nice. My favorite part of the whole purse is the back of the shoulder strap, I used the entire length of the gradient twice, so it has a beautiful slow transition. I wish I could have kept it but I made it for my Aunt, its ok though because she loves it too!