Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sparkly Little Purse with Flowers

Woohoo!   Just lovin' this "Sparkly Little Purse with Flowers" -- a special request birthday gift for our beautiful little grand daughter Angelina who turns 8 years old this week!

Approximate fussing time:  3 hours
Cost:  Cheap!  1/4 yard main satin, 1/4 yard lining satin, 1/8 yard lace, misc materials for flowers, 9" zipper

Silk Chiffon Flower Hand Bag
I started with a great tutorial by: SecretLifeofABioNerd 

BluGirl Hand Bag

She was inspired by this BluGirl Hand Bag
See that price?  Ouch!

The tutorial was very good -- but I did struggle with how to position the zipper when I stitched over it around the perimeter of the piece.

I revised things a bit by including a sewn-in wrist handle and leaving the opening to turn it right side out on the lining instead of the main piece (to do this you MUST leave the zipper open at least 1/2 way).

Now the question is -- add more flowers ?  or leave it alone ?

Thanks for the feedback!  Sew much fun!

To see my practice runs -- look here!


PS - Linking up to Esther's WIP Wednesday!   Check out the great posts there -- especially Jenny's Link!  WOW!

Linking up to Connie's Linky Party Tuesday (A bit lat)....

Posting here too! 
September Finishes


  1. I think it looks lovely as is not too heavy looking and a great color!!

  2. I think it's perfect! Doesn't really need anything more!!!!! Wow, some peeps must have more $$$$ than sense (cents????) LOL!

  3. That is so darling! I'd put more flowers so that the chance of stains on the satin wouldn't show.

  4. Now that is adorable I might have to make one.
    Good job.

  5. Oh lucky lucky wee girl, granny sure loves you?????? Cheers Glenda

  6. This is lovely. And I love your banner at the top. :)