June 3, 2013

New Grab and Go Jelly Roll Purses

In my last post, I showed a sneak peek
of a recent project,
made with Moda's Summer Breeze fabric line.

As promised, I'm ready to reveal...
a PURSE, constructed from a great pattern

This is not the first time I've made this pattern.
Want to see some old ones I made, long before my blog was even born?

{Of course you do!}

This one was made from Summer Soiree
by Paula Prass.
I've made a lot of purses from this fabric line...
every one was a head-turner.

Here's a bright beauty made with
various lines...Andalucia from Patti Young,
Nicey Jane from Heather Bailey,
and even a bit of Aviary from Joel Dewberry.

This is what's under that cute flap.

I've made some that I don't have photos for,
but here's the last example I can share.
For this one, I chose some
prints from Patisserie by Fig Tree Quilts.

One of my friends ha the Patisserie purse,
and she asked me to make this purse again, 
but a little bit larger,
 so she could carry her new tablet
and a few other key belongings with her.

She fell in love with the Dear Stella prints I showed her,
in navy blue and orange.
The line is called Anchors Aweigh.

I think she's going to love this summer bag,
with its beachy theme. 

I love the sharp navy and white print 
I used for the inside,
called Songbird by Carina Gardner.

The snazzy stripes made a great handle strap!

I love this pattern for all of its
teachable moments.
Because of these bags,
I know how to install magnetic snaps...

create zippered interior pockets...

and make this sweet style of outer pocket.

Oh, and gussets no longer give me headaches!

If you'd like to try purse-making,
this pattern is great for beginners and experts alike!
Head on over to Mommy's Thimble on Etsy
for a big giant School is Out sale...
5 PDF patterns for only $20!

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  1. You taught me how to sew zippered pockets inside bags with your easy-to-do-it Anita Vacation Tote. With all this experience I can see why your pattern was such a dream to follow and make.

  2. "Anchors Aweigh" is simply gorgeous! She will LOVE it!
    This pattern , introduced by you to me, also taught me how to make the inner zippered pocket!

    All of these bags are so beautiful, Amy.


  3. Oh wow! You are quite a bag maker! I like the green/pink combo the best!

  4. I love all of your purses, Amy, But the Nautical theme with the stripes are my favorite. You must be a bag expert by now.

  5. Love all the bags, but my favourite is the Nautical Dear Stella bag. What a great colour combination.

  6. How absolutely FUN! Love the orange/navy/white one. Good going!

  7. Oh my gosh, Amy!! All of these are stunning!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration and the pattern info. I may have to put this on my yo do list!

  8. It's time for bags and purses, isn't it! I like very much this pattern and the way you have attention with details, but I love your sense of color above all.

  9. Beautiful bag! You are very clever:-)

  10. Your bag is beautiful and I love your little house in the previous post, so lovely! Wendy xx


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