I cut out the 64 squares of fabric after deciding on what fabric to use for the purse for my niece.
I finished cutting out the ruffles, flipping them and pressing them.
I top stitched all the ruffles so they are now ready to pin once I get the background strips cutout. I really hope my niece likes this purse. I am loving it and all I have done at this point are the ruffles.
I have slowly been pinning and stitching ruffles to the strips that form the outside body of the purse. I love the look of the ruffles on the green background, which I had to change to when I realized that I miss cut the blue because no one had any of the blue in town. I like the green background also, so no big deal and will use the blue for pockets on the inside. I do not waste fabric.
I added the inside with pockets and then attached the tube for the cording. The fabric shown in two different views as it was part of the print.
I braided the cording because I could not find cording that was the right size or color. Being a quilter I made my own.
|Here is a view of the purse out in the sunshine, though the colors are not clear.|
Still need to get this in the mail, but am really hoping that my niece likes her gift.
I has fun making this purse and am thinking that I may make another one or two. I am wondering if I could do more ruffles to make the bag deeper. It would be great for carrying shoes in this winter, or even as a lunch bag.