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!
**Today I'm linking up to Met Monday's at Between Naps on the Porch**
Talk to ya soon!

9 comments:

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

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  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!
    Yvonne

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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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