by pamelahess 21 Jul 2017

Christmas! My LAST large purse. This one is for my DIL Cathy. I had fun making these (picture is of front and back of the purse) but I am very glad to be finished. The quilting designs I used for the purse is from the Crazy Patch Bag from Kreative Kiwi. Her designs are so much fun and EASY to sew out! I did not use her "bag" instructions, but used a Simplicity #1619 pattern instead. The embroidered characters are from other digitizers. If you will notice, some of the quilt areas say: "On Dasher; On Dancer; On Master; On Visa". Thanks for looking!

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by worthy 24 Jul 2017

WOW ! What a wonderful bag. Your DIL is going to absolutely love you and it.
I would like to say thank you for not only sharing but for the details you shared. Really appreciated.

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pamelahess by pamelahess 26 Jul 2017

Thank you and Your welcome, but I did make a mistake in the description. The pattern number is 1519 NOT 1619.

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by noah 23 Jul 2017

love it to the moon and back ***hugs

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pamelahess by pamelahess 23 Jul 2017

thank you!

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by mgregg01 edited 22 Jul 2017

just love it, I want one too. I know Kiwi has a sale now, so good time to get this one. How did you make it so wide. I didn't think the purse was what wide.

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pamelahess by pamelahess 22 Jul 2017

its not the design that Toni posted on the Kiwi site, I just posted the correct one. The front of the bag that you see of mine above is a whole panel. The back of the bag is another whole panel. Each panel has 3 hooping's. If you look close to the right side that has "Santa's Shopper" on the top, you will see a lime green piece of fabric (with candy canes). That was the only addition I had to make on my own to get it to fit the Simplicity pattern. That piece extended the whole front side out about an extra 1 1/2" or so. I could have just taken up an inch of the pattern piece vertically down the middle, and at this point I wish I had, would have been a lot easier than adding that side piece to it. But the panel is quite large. I used my 8x12 hoops for each single panel. You sew the 1st sections in the hoop and unhoop it. Then in another hooping you sew the 2nd section. As you finish the 2nd section, you attach the 1st section to it. Then unhoop and sew the 3rd section. As you finish the 3rd section, you attach the 1st and 2nd section to it, thus making it as big as it is. The actual completed panel as sewn as its supposed to be, before making a purse out of it, is 15" wide and 9 1/2" high. Its pretty big.

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by pennifold 22 Jul 2017

Love your sense of humour and the bag is gorgeous, well done. Love Chris

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pamelahess by pamelahess 22 Jul 2017

Thanks Chris!

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by serendipity79 22 Jul 2017

what a fun and great purse this is! I'm amazed at the amount of thoughtful details you have added to it. Lovely work!
May i ask how big this bad measures out when finished?

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pamelahess by pamelahess 22 Jul 2017

Thank you! 15" at the widest part and 11" high.

serendipity79 by serendipity79 22 Jul 2017

thanks! wow that is big... also i meant bag and not bad... just realized that i had a typo back there!!

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by kustomkuddle 22 Jul 2017

They are so cute. I think they are an awesome gift.

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pamelahess by pamelahess 22 Jul 2017

Thanks

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by liliana1 21 Jul 2017

Great Fun Bag Very Well Done

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pamelahess by pamelahess 22 Jul 2017

Thank you

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by baydreamer 21 Jul 2017

Super job, Cathy is going to love this

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pamelahess by pamelahess 22 Jul 2017

Thanks!

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by dragonflyer 21 Jul 2017

Very cute...I am sure she will love it!

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pamelahess by pamelahess 22 Jul 2017

Thank you

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by crafter2243 Moderator 21 Jul 2017

That is such a fun purse. Love the way you managed to get embroidery in the right spot. DIL will love it.

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pamelahess by pamelahess 22 Jul 2017

Thank you! That took some planning..

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by carolpountney 21 Jul 2017

This is beautiful

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pamelahess by pamelahess 21 Jul 2017

Thanks!

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by pennyhal2 21 Jul 2017

These are the cutest purses! They look like they would be time consuming to make, but your work is worth the effort. I love all of them!

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pamelahess by pamelahess 21 Jul 2017

Thank you Penny. The time consuming part for me is trying to fit the finished embroidery onto the purse pattern. I had to tweak the embroidery by adding 1 extra piece down the side seams. The actual sew out for the embroidery was fairly easy, just a little time to make sure all the pieces lined up right.

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by sonjapotgieter 21 Jul 2017

What a Stunning project you did!!!Love it!!!!Well done Beautiful!!!

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pamelahess by pamelahess 22 Jul 2017

Thank you very much!

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by mechille 21 Jul 2017

Very nice design. I know she will love it. :)

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pamelahess by pamelahess 21 Jul 2017

Thank you!

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by asterixsew Moderator 21 Jul 2017

Delightful work and I'm impressed that your so sorted for Christmas

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pamelahess by pamelahess 21 Jul 2017

Thank you!

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by gandu 21 Jul 2017

Wonderful love ti

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pamelahess by pamelahess 21 Jul 2017

Thank you!

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