Sunday, November 27, 2011

Birdie Purse!


I showed a picture of this adorable bird purse from Altar'd State back in September.


I fell in love with this purse as soon as I saw it, but for $70 there was no way I was going to buy it.  I finally got around to making my own version.

The entire purse was less than $10 to make.  I bought the exterior fabric from a $2 scrap bin, and I splurged on the interior fabric which was $10/yard.  I used about 1/2 yard of each.






This is the first project I made using my new sewing machine! I love it!  This is the first time I've used any stitching besides a straight stitch.



It's difficult to photograph the inside.  One side has a long pocket with a little pocket on front.  On the other side I stitched down the middle of the pocket to make two smaller pockets. 

The yellow pocket was made using leftover fabric from my chevron pillow.





I have a big research paper due soon, so I may be absent for a week or two.  Wish me luck! I hate writing research papers!

Hope you all have a great week!


Cheers!
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25 comments:

  1. Unfreakin believable!! I'm want one!!

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  2. Um...yes please!! I'll take it! It's sooo cute! Great job! Man, I love it!

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  3. omgoodness - this is so so cute.
    must try one day......
    c x.

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  4. Oh my gosh this is so amazing! What a great job you did! Someday I will learn how to do this... I will I will!

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  5. Katie I love it! I love the birdie! But I must confess, the lining is my favorite!! Well worth the splurge! You are getting really handy on that sewing machine! What kind did you end up getting? I added one to my Christmas wish list. Hope Santa can deliver!

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  6. Wow - you did such a great job. I LOVE the fabric on the inside!

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  7. So fun and whimsical! I love the embroidery detail on the bird. You really rocked this purse!

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  8. wow, my daughter would love this!

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  9. Okay, I LOVE it! The colors are wonderful - and you chose very well with the lining fabric :) Very impressive recreation!
    Lindsay
    www.craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com

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  10. So cute! You make me sick. LOL
    Love it. You are so talented =)))

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  11. I love this great idea. Consider, if you will, sharing it with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2011/11/although-i-must-say-that-link-response.html. Thanks! Christmas blessings to you……….Kathy

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  12. Oh! I Love it! The bird is so sweet, but I also adore the yo-yo flower and embroidery. You choice of lining fabric was well worth the extra expense too!

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  13. What an adorable bag! Yours turned out way cuter than the original!

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  14. Gorgeous! It's so bright and fun, and ...wonderful.:) Ilove it.
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

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  15. You did fantastic!! I love this purse.

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  16. That is adorable!! I own an Etsy shop, SophistiCATEd Posies, and noticed I had several people link to my store from your blog, so I decided to check it out. I would love to send you a thank you and see if you would like to do a giveaway for your readers. Let me know if you are interested!!

    Thanks, Gretchen

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  17. Darling Katie, way to go for making it for $10, very frugal! Good luck with the paper!

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  18. This is GORGEOUS!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party! (and red during the holidays!) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-15.html

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  19. I love it....I often look at things and think "I could make that" and so never buy it...problem is I never get around to actually doing it! I just found you through the freckled laundry, love your blog! :)

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  20. okay, the word crap must be removed from this blog if you're going to continue to post this non-crappy stuff. really. new name. maybe "sewtastic" or "formerly known as crap" or.... well, it's your problem. i gotta go learn to sew.

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  21. Love, love, love!!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    You've been featured at this week's party! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  22. that bag is over-the-top awesome!!!

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