Sunday, November 22, 2009

Monogramed purse

Recently, a dear sweet friend of mine celebrated a momentous birthday. I wanted to give her something that would be very special so I decided to make her a monogram purse.
I purchased:
1/2 yard of fabric to use for the outside (face fabric) of the purse (the black polka dot)
2/3 yard of fabric for the lining of the purse & monogram (the red print)
1/2 yard of white felt for quilting
Decorative ribbon 1-2 yards
1/8 yard of coordinating fabric (will be used for the monogram)
Copy of a letter printed from the computer
I cut out my purse in both the face fabric, the lining fabric and the felt.

Next I pinned the face fabric to the felt.

And quilted these together using my sewing machine.

I then printed a large "b" from my computer and cut it out in two sizes. I used two coordinating fabrics, one for the smaller "b" and one for the larger "b". I hand stitched these two letters together using a decorative stitch. Finally I stitched the double letter to the face of the purse. I added decorative ribbon to the background.
Once the detail work of the purse was complete, I stitched the purse to the lining and attached straps.

The end result:
I think it turned out pretty good...and my friend loved it!
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Talk to ya soon!


  1. What a nice and thoughtful gift! I am sure your friend loved it.

  2. This is not only a great gift but a very thoughtful one too. I love to get gifts that are handmade! A true treasure. Your directions are great. I see now how to get a monogram on fabric. Very clever!

  3. so cute! I'm not a fan of sewing... but I sure can appreciate a cute purse!

  4. What a sweet friend you are! I always think any gifts that someone cares enough to handmake for you are the most wonderful! Especially when they are as pretty as your purse. It's beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow! you did a great job.....inspirational :)

  6. This looks great! What a great gift ~ your friend will think of you every time she uses it!

  7. Wow! What a beautiful purse. Do you have a pattern for it? I am a novice at sewing so I'm not sure I can do that level of a project. You friend must have loved it.


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