Thursday, October 4, 2007

Halloween Purse

Here's my Halloween purse.



I used plain black combined with a wonderful silhouette fabric from the Happy Halloween Collection by Maywood Studios Fabrics that I found a couple of years ago.

The pattern is McCall’s Easy Stitch ‘n Save #M5082. I modified it because I wanted to use two fabrics for the purse exterior instead of just the one called for in the pattern instructions. To do this, I laid the pattern piece on top of the two fabrics, figured out where the pieces should fit and worked from there.




This is not a repeat of the first picture; it’s the other side of the bag.

I especially wanted two different sections of the Halloween fabric to be centered just so on either side of the bag so that was taken into consideration, too. The colors in the tortoiseshell-look handles coordinated quite well with the fabric part of the purse.



Inside, I used a piece of the Halloween fabric to make the pocket. That was also carefully cut out so the “Happy Halloween” part was exactly where I want it. It looks great against the black lining.

16 comments:

Rosie's Whimsy said...

I think your purse is very cute. I designed and made purses for years until I had to close my shop last year....health things :( I would have sold your purse in my store in a heartbeat. Nice job!

Lynn said...

Your purse is adorable. Decorations and purses... I think you're ready for Halloween!

Miss Sassy said...

This purse is darling!h

Jan said...

How do you do this? Everyday there is another beautiful creation on your site. I love it! By the way, purse handles are 40% off at JoAnn's 10/06-10/08.

Martha said...

Your Halloween purse is fabulous. You have a great eye for colors and textures -- the tortoiseshell handles really set it off.

I've never sewed a bag before, but i feel inspired to try!

Anne said...

You are so cute and so is your purse. I love your attention to detail - that's what makes everything you do so special.

Mrs. Staggs said...

I love your purse Miz Junie Moon!
That shade of orange is perfect, and what a wonderful design that silhouette is. It's a clever use of the "Happy Halloween" for the inside pocket too. This is my favorite of all of your projects so far!

Ali said...

Your attention to detail is so impressive! Great bag.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Happy Trick or Treating Junie.
It looks beautiful. Now what is going to be your dressup outfit?

meg said...

Oh, how cute is this purse?! It's totally festive and still stylish. Well done, June!

Lisa said...

Oh, my goodness, I love this! Too cute! You must have a closet full of purses! I'd have troubles choosing...

Pamela Jane said...

Well, a purse this cute might just persuade me to start sewing again. Think I'll look for that pattern.

Kristie said...

2 words: Love. It.

iSew said...

I absolutely love this purse. What great fabric, and you've used it so well. Great work!

in_stitches said...

That's so nicely made! You're making me want to sew up some purses. Thanks to who posted about the purse handles on sale at JoAnn's. That's even more incentive to try one.

And yes, how do you do it?? A nice new item every day! Thanks for sharing the pics and the pattern #.

a pink-bee said...

Wow ! What a cute purse ! You have the neatest ideas !
Happy Day :)
crystal x