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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Introducing Molly! My New Purse Design

Designing a purse is harder than I thought it would be. Not so much dreaming up how it will look, but first making the pattern on paper, then sewing it multiple times until it's perfect. And that's just to start, I haven't even started writing the cutting and sewing instructions. Anyway, that explains my absence from my blog, I've been WORKING!!

To the left you will find Molly. Molly is my new creation, but not the final design. Even though it turned out really, really cute, there are still more adjustments I'm making to the pattern before I put it on the market.

First, I think I want to make it bigger and I also make the strap a little bit thinner. I also think I want to give the option to use a button loop instead of a magnetic closure. These are all adjustments where I need to go back to my pattern, make changes, and then test it by making another...which I am in the process of doing now.

Once I'm finally finished, I'm going to give the pattern to a few readers to beta test in return for a review. I want the pattern to be correct and make sure others can understand it before I put it on the market. So stay tuned...and follow here on my blog...I'll announce here when I'm ready for the give away. 

In the meantime I thought I'd show you this cute little darling. It'll be for sale on Etsy soon but if you're interested in purchasing, just let me know. It'll save me the time of listing it. I'm letting it go for somewhere near my cost $20 plus shipping.

Molly has a magnetic closure, inside zip pocket, plastic grid re-enforced bottom, and metal feet. Made of cotton, all pieces are reinforced with fused woven interfacing or fused fleece interfacing. The bottom measures 10-1/2" X 4" and stands 8" tall. The strap is 2" wide and 28" long. There's tons of room inside even though it's small on the outside.

There is one flaw, the feet are not evenly spaced...I don't know what I did...I must have spaced out when I was putting them on. But it's a great deal and who looks at the bottom of your purse? All four feet are there and they work to keep the bottom off the surface of where you sit it.

Here are a couple more pics, click on them and they will enlarge:

Until later ~


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At July 6, 2011 at 1:05 AM , Blogger Jill said...

What a beautiful bag!!! Great fabric too!
I've just designed and made my first handbag - quite chuffed with how it turned out - but I agree it's hard work!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great weekend!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

At July 6, 2011 at 3:25 AM , Blogger Miss Pixie said...

Well done! It looks great I love the fabric very colourful :)


At July 6, 2011 at 8:24 AM , Blogger Janlynn said...

Molly looks great. I really like the little ruffle. A very nice detail.

At July 9, 2011 at 9:30 AM , Blogger Reba said...

Thanks everyone! I finished the pattern adjustments and made another one, it turned out great! Now I just have to write up the instructions and the Molly pattern will be ready to test. I'll post my final sample later today or tomorrow, be sure to check back, it's soooo cute!


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