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My first purse

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Oops, two posts in one day (though officially a new day just started here, its 0.03 on my computer clock). Just wanted to share my first purse.
Much inspired by reviews on Pattern Review, the bags of Els of the Sewing diva's and last but not least Lisa's blog U-handbag I wanted to try to make a purse.

The pattern is a free download from Ottobre.

My version is more neutral than the fancy Ottobre purse(only shouldn't have used red, now I can't take it into the wardrobe contest, or I must add red there).

A great experience, it took me two evenings, and that was mainly preparing pattern pieces and adding pockets. The rest of the bag is not difficult. My review you can find here.

I certainly will make more purses. I need more time!

Twee berichten in één dag! (Hoewel, het is alweer een nieuwe dag, mijn computer klok staat op 0.03. Wil alleen m'n nieuwe tas laten zien.
Geïnspireerd door recensies op Pattern Review, de tassen van Els van de Sewing diva's en last but not least Lisa's blog U-handbag wilde ik toch ook eens proberen een tas te maken.

Het patroon is gratis te downloadenfree download bij Ottobre.

Mijn versie is neutraler dan het vrolijke Ottobre tasje. Alleen past het rood dat ik gebruikt heb niet in mijn wardrobe plan, tenzij ik daar rood aan toevoeg.

Ik vond het fantastisch leuk om te doen, het kostte me twee avonden, en dat was vooral verstevigen van patroondelen en het maken van de zakken. Mijn recensie bij Pattern review kun je hier vinden.

En ik ga meer tassen maken. Maar meer tijd nodig!


  1. Sigrid, your bag is fabulous! I love it. You can always wait and see how much time you have when it comes to making an accessory for the SWAP. With your neutral colors, you could add red, right?
    I am glad to hear it didn't take too terribly long becuase I'm making a bag with my SWAP, too.

  2. Wow you have been busy! I can't believe thats your first bag, it's fabulous. And I think the origami shirt turned out great too - thanks for adding the tutorial.

  3. Very nicely done! Are you sure this is your first bag? I'm going to have to download this - next stop, Ottobre's website.

  4. Very classy purse!! Is it real leather? It looks great.
    Donna W
    Edmonton, Alberta

  5. Sigrid,congrats on your first sewn leather bag, it looks great. Now you ave another hobby sewing with leather.
    Thanks for the compliments on my bags.

  6. Wowwww, fabulous bag, Sigrid!

  7. Making a purse seems so incredibly difficult. I'm envious of you and all the other purse-sewers out there who can make beautiful bags like this one.

  8. Sigrid your purse looks wonderful. I love the red trim.. Very stylish!
    Your origami shirt looks very impressive also! Very Nice work :)

  9. purses are SO addictable, aren't they?!
    this one is great, I already downloaded the pattern, but never made it... seeing your version I know I have to! :)

  10. It's perfect, Sigrid! I can't believe this is your first bag!

  11. Love the origami shirt and the bag. Beautiful!

  12. Beautiful bag! I would never have guessed that you made it had you not said so.

  13. Beautiful bag! I would never have guessed that you made it had you not said so.

  14. Bags have been on my list for ages now. Yours is beautiful and the details real neat. Congratulations!

  15. What a great bag! I love the pockets and little extras on it too. Now I have to go and check out your review...

  16. great looking purse. Aren't they fun? I just purchased some fabric to make another bag.


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