by wp1012 04 May 2015

This is the first purse I made a little over 2 years ago. That is when I started sewing. I have never sewn anything ever. The first item I started on was a king size quilt. Which I am still working on. I hope you like it. Thank you for looking. Kim, I hope you see this post. Peg

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by cfidl 07 May 2015

Lovely purse. Looks excellent for a first project with grommets and all.

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wp1012 by wp1012 08 May 2015

Thank you. The grommets were interesting. I was intimidated at first. But got the hang of it. Peg

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by lidiad 07 May 2015

Love your bag, the fabrics and colours go very well together. Congratulations, Peg!
Hugs, Lidia

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wp1012 by wp1012 08 May 2015

Thank you.

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by Aisha123 06 May 2015

Wow beautiful bag.. Very well done .. Loved the color combinations..

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wp1012 by wp1012 07 May 2015

Thank you.

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by toogie 04 May 2015

I love purses and sewing them, and I love this one too! Good job and love your fabrics! Keep 'em coming.

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wp1012 by wp1012 04 May 2015

Thank you. What kind words you have.

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by toogie 04 May 2015

I love purses and sewing them, and I love this one too! Good job and love your fabrics! Keep 'em coming.

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by noah 04 May 2015

Excellent work i love it hugs

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wp1012 by wp1012 04 May 2015

Thank you.

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by pennifold 04 May 2015

WOW WOW WOW! Peg, this is an amazing effort for someone who had never sewn before. I was like you too and for my first quilt project tackled a Queen when everyone else was doing cot size! Nothing like going in at the deep end.

I do hope your Migraines dissipate - sewing is great therapy and Loralye is a great testament to what can be done after brain surgery.

May God continue to heal and bless you. Love all the things you are doing, love Chris, Newcastle, Australia.

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wp1012 by wp1012 04 May 2015

Chris, I am a beginner. I jump totally off the deep end usually without asking questions. It sure makes things interesting. I guess for me I am making a lot of mistakes but I am learning from them. Which is important. Thank you for your kind words. Peg

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by sonjapotgieter 04 May 2015

Awesome work!!!Lovely fabrics,and Great work done!!!!

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wp1012 by wp1012 04 May 2015

Thank you.

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by blueeyedblonde 04 May 2015

Very different! That's one of the reasons I like it! Love the colors. I have been sewing for years and have never tried anything like this.
You are teaching yourself - great! - you will really learn as you make mistakes and have to correct them, it will stick with you.

Good luck with the nexxt project! Very impressive first one!

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wp1012 by wp1012 04 May 2015

Thank you. Yes I am learning. Sewing then finding out not to do that again. But the seam ripper is my best friend. And sometime the scissors are my worst friend when I cut too short.

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by pennyhal2 04 May 2015

I like how this purse opens up like a flower! Your big bow really finishes the purse off nicely. Looks like you used a nice interfacing to stiffen the sides too. Well done!

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wp1012 by wp1012 04 May 2015

Thank you for your kind comments. I used Pellon 987F and Peltex for the bottom. Hugs Peg

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by marfa 04 May 2015

well done and very nice result

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wp1012 by wp1012 04 May 2015

Thank you so much Peg

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by pldc edited 04 May 2015

WELL DONE! I can definitely relate to you as I am recovering & I find sewing great therapy! ~hugs Loralye~

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wp1012 by wp1012 04 May 2015

Thank you. Do you suffer from migraines too? I have 7 at one time that go on 24/7. And will for the rest of my life. Thanks for looking. Peg

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by airyfairy 04 May 2015

I consider myself to be a fairly good seamstress but I have never tackled a bag like this. You should be extremely proud of yourself.

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wp1012 by wp1012 04 May 2015

You are good. I just say a lot of prayer everyday. Thank you for looking Peg

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by 02kar Moderator 04 May 2015

Kudos to you on finishing this bag. I hope you are able to keep stitching for many years to come.

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wp1012 by wp1012 04 May 2015

Thank you. I hope too.

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by Shyamala 04 May 2015

Wow...this bag is a real beauty, I love making bags too. Where can I get this pattern. Thanks ...Hugs...Shyam

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wp1012 by wp1012 04 May 2015

Thank you. I have made several. But I forgot it is an Amy Butler Pattern. I altered the tie and made in longer so it could be a bow. Peg

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by designgirl 04 May 2015

WOW,that is a great bag. love all the pockets and the colours you chose. Beautiful work. Hugs Lynn

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wp1012 by wp1012 04 May 2015

Lynn, Thank you.

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by dragonflyer 04 May 2015

Wow, Peg!!! This purse if fabulous...I love all the pockets inside...I don't know who taught you to sew, but it is very hard to believe that this was your first project ever!!! I know those who have been sewing for years and years who couldn't make this...so glad you were able to share this with us...can't wait to see what else you have done!!!

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wp1012 by wp1012 04 May 2015

Kim, THANK YOU. Without your help I would not have learned how to post. Thank you for the printable instructions. Well I am learning and teaching myself. I do not know exactly how I am doing. I can only hope I can be as good as the Cuties here. They are very impressive. Peg

dragonflyer by dragonflyer 04 May 2015

Well, Peg...I think you are very impressive...I can't imagine going through what you have endured...keep up the good work!

tfk by tfk 04 May 2015

Very true Peg....you are doing great and I am very impressed that you are learning on your own and that too after going through so much!
I have been sewing since a long time and I can say even I cant do this easily what you have accomplished here! :) keep up the great work ....looking forward to more surprises from you! Wishing you best of health as well :)

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by sandiec 04 May 2015

I really like your bag. The fabric is wonderful. Your photography is even great. It showed the details very nicely. I purchased this pattern and fabric for the bag, some time ago. After seeing your bag, I'm ready to start mine. Great Job.

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wp1012 by wp1012 04 May 2015

Thank you. New camera. I am learning with this too. You should do this one. I had a good time with it. Peg

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by tfk 04 May 2015

Wow that is a very pretty bag Kim :) I love it....the colors...the prints. ..the pattern all go so well and I must say your sewing .....impressive! :)

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 04 May 2015

Hi tfk...the purse if fabulous and I love it too...but it was made by Peg...and I agree with you....her sewing is very impressive...

wp1012 by wp1012 04 May 2015

Hi tfk, I am learning. I am teaching myself. No sewing classes. Only urging from Doctors. Finding something that has instructions and following them after a brain surgery. Thank you for you lovely comment. It means a lot.

tfk by tfk 04 May 2015

Oops sorry....my mistake! I kind of mixed the names I saw up there....Peg well done :) you are doing great!

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