31 July 2013

Lamb-tastic Purse

After work today, I finally got around to trying out the Bouquet purse pattern I had been drooling over. It claims to be a "Two-Hour Tulip Purse" but it took me three hours to finish it. That is probably because I had to run to JoAnn's for a magnetic snap closure and make dinner.

Out of the four possible sizes, I opted to make the standard size which is supposed to be melon sized. I used texty fabric for the inside. If you can see it, that is an x-seam. I CONQUERED AN X-SEAM! Forget the Y-seam, it's an X! Okay, maybe I'm a little too excited about this. :)

The sides are supposed to be folded in so the bag looks like a tulip, but I can't get them to stay tucked in. Anyone have any suggestions? Also, I opted for a magnetic closure instead of chord around a button.

And finally here is the finished purse!

I purchased the main fabric while on vacation in Colorado last year because the lambs were too adorable. This way they are showcased in something I will carry around everywhere with me. The lambs and I are going scuba diving this weekend, so there will not be much sewing going on in my world this weekend.


  1. Great job on this bag. I love your fabric choices. That lamb fabric is very cute. I have been dying to make a bag, but have yet to attempt it. Thanks for sharing.


  2. I made this bag a few years back, and I couldn't work out how to get the sides to fold in either! In the end I just folded it in by hand and made a few stitches near the fold. It still opened ok almost as wide (I only took a few stitches) and it kind of folded up when I closed it.
    Love the fabric - and, wow, look at that X seam! May have to dig out my pattern and have another go myself :-)

  3. Love the purse, and that lamb fabric is pretty adorable. Have fun scuba diving!!