Tuesday, February 9, 2010

On The Town Handbag

Last week I showed you Annie's On The Town handbag made with Texture Magic. Very classy looking in red and black.

This is Annie's sample she let me borrow for Trunk Shows.

The pattern for On The Town and Texture Magic can be found on Superior Threads web site.

I have now finished my own version of On The Town.
Annie provides such great instructions, and it was quite easy to make.

I used Vera's Garden by Robert Kaufman for the circular print, and Kona cotton for the solid brown.

The handles were purchased at JoAnn's. I even found them on sale for $4.

First put the Texture Magic to the back of the brown solid. I used a decorative stitch on my machine to stitch both pieces together and sewed from the front.

For the thread I used Lava # 212 (Kukui Nut) by Superior Threads. Lava is a 35 weight polyester with 1" dye color change intervals.
Each row is stitched about 3/4" apart.

Once the stitching is complete, apply steam and watch the Texture Magic shrink the fabric up to 30%.

The fabric can then be used to cut out the pattern pieces for the handbag.
You can also used leftover pieces to make a covered button.

The pattern uses Velcro to connect the flap. I opted to use a magnetic snap.

I just love this handbag, clear down to the little inset strip.


SewCalGal said...

Wonderful On The Town handbag.


Doreen K. said...

Oh, love your colors. I should have picked that for the retreat class. But Noooo, I choose something harder....the table runner with the 1/4 circles and bias strips. But no matter what, I will learn something.

Material Mary said...

Love the bag Nedra. You are having quite a good time with this texture magic.

Ela said...

Wonderful handbag!

Jana said...

Love your fabric choices! Very cute bag.

Live Well With Judi said...

I want all in blogland to know that I have just left Nedra's house and I saw this purse she made in person and it is 100% even more darling in real life than on the internet! You've got to make this purse. The colors are stunning, the design is so darling and every one of us will want one! (or two)

Nanette Merrill said...

I can't believe I had so many posts to catch up with. I love these bags. Such a cute design and shape.