Sunday, November 28, 2010

Garden Party Purse!

Something frivolous. 

Patchwork Purse in Progress

Something I've been waiting to make...

Garden Party Purse

After busting through all of those Christmas gifts, I so enjoyed making something for me. This "fan purse" from Patchwork Style is a delightful way to play with my little stash of Garden Party (courtesy of Mary - thanks again!!!)

Garden Party Purse (other side

I threw in a few Innocent Crush prints too. Anna's collection mesh so well together! I truly adore the lively saturation in these prints.

Garden Party Purse

Decided to skipped the leather handles suggested in the book for linen ones made from scrap. The purse has two roomy pockets and magnetic snap closure.

Stitched in Color

I even like how my fabric transfer tag came out... just wish I had planned the snap placement better. I did the other side first and then this snap landed partially on the tag. Oops.

Garden Party Purse

As I finished it up, I decided that these fabrics are truly some of my favorites. Since Garden Party is becoming rather hard to find, I really should stock up.

Garden Party Purse from Patchwork Style



  1. ooh, love it! And that fabric is amazing, I've never had any of that line.

  2. Very cute Rachel! I actually just used some garden party today to finish a mug rug. so sad it's going bye-bye fast! I vote keep the bag. Make others for your shop :-)

  3. That is an adorable bag!!! Good work!!

  4. Glad you got to make something for yourself, especially this busy time of year.

    (and, I hear you about Garden Party, I just bought some yardage for myself)

  5. I'm obsessed!!!!!!! I need to make one, or ten!
    LOVE IT.

  6. Rachel it looks great! I have some yardage of Garden Party and I am just hoping that I never run out. The purse looks wonderful.

  7. Love that bag. I am addicted to bags and that is one I may have to make myself!

  8. It's an awesome purse. I'm glad you could finish something for yourself, even if it did mean wanting to buy more fabric. ;) I'm the same way, honestly.

  9. just re-found your blog again. yay, going through your posts I've missed and this bag is KILLER! I love it, I have wanted to make something out of that book forever and haven't done it yet, now I need to. thanks for the inspiration. :)


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