Thursday, June 20, 2013

Getting Good at Purses

So I'm getting the hang of the purse thing.  This is from some of my thrift store fabric

Those magnetic closures are so expensive, so I've been making flaps/buttons. 
I tried covered buttons this time and it was so easy! 
My new sewing machine has an automatic buttonhole stitch/feature so it's super duper easy to do a perfect button hole now!

I had a little scrap left so I made a tissue holder as well. 
These sew up in a quick minute! 

I even got some little labels!
Find it in my Etsy shop here: Sewy Stuff by Paula
Linking up with Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts, Braggin' Bout My Bag with Chris, and Gettin' My Whoop On with Sarah!
I will actually have a 'just me' day Saturday (something I only get once every two weeks), so I'm hoping next week I can show you a finished polka dot baby quilt!
Edited to update:  Sold!  My very first Etsy sale!  Yay me! ;-)


  1. That's a very cute bag. I like the button closure. I wish my machine would make buttonholes. I like the tissue holder, too. I'm going to try to make one.

  2. Very pretty purse. I recently started making bags... need to make a purse for myself here soon!

  3. Cute purse, and good score on the fabric!

    Since purse findings are kinda pricey, I have purchased thrift store purses and re-used their metal parts. If the bags are $1 or $2, and have a magnetic snap (often two!), plus some feet, a zipper, maybe sliders to adjust the's a lot less expensive than buying each of those pieces at a retail store.

  4. I love your purse and the tissue holder! Have fun on your "me" day, I wish I had more me days myself!