Saturday, November 19, 2011

Pleated Swap Purse

I was recently invited to join a bag swap -- my first one! I've done other handmade swaps before, but not for a bag. It was fun, but a little nerve wracking when you look at all the fabulous bags the other ladies created. In any case, this is the bag I made and mailed.
The pattern is one I purchased from ithinksew quite a while ago, but never got around to making. Story of my crafting life! It came together pretty well, although I did struggle a bit with the handle, and I made some modifications to the pleating, and added some piping. Overall, I'm pleased with how it came out.
Part two of the swap was to include a bag of scraps. Sadly, I'm not one of those girls who has a ton of popular modern designer fabrics (fabric shopping options are really limited here, despite being a good-sized city & online options from the USA can take ages to arrive), so I included some pieces from travels and my stash. Hope my partner isn't disappointed.
In my haste to get the bag mailed out two hours before the deadline, I neglected to notice that my son had pulled out of the package the card I'd made to go with it, so I guess I'll be mailing that separately next week. Oops!

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11 comments:

  1. What a fun swap! Cute bag! Visiting from Sew Many Ways.

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  2. Your bag turned out great Tanya! Very stylish!

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  3. Cute! I haven't made a bag before. Zippers scare me.

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  4. Really cute bag! You did a good job!!!

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  5. I'm sure your swap partner is going to be really pleased with the bag you made her. It's lovely.

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  6. A great bag!!! Love the handle with the button.

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  7. That patterns going on very attractive as well as that handle with the button is too good. you did a good job with one fabric pattern.

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  8. It's very cute! I would have loved to be that partner...lol!

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  9. That is such a cute bag. I would definitely have loved to be your partner.

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  10. The bag turned out beautiful Tanya. What a fun swap idea - one of my mottos in life is that you can never have too many bags. I really like the ithinksew patterns, nice modern lines. PS I saw you won one of Gwenny Penny's giveaways, congratulations!

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  11. I love your bag Tanya! I love the size and the colours that you used! I think anyone would be so happy to receive this beautiful bag! Angie xo

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