Thursday, 28 July 2011

PENCIL-PURSE





I saw this photo the other day and fell in love with the wallpaper... I wish I knew where it was from! And because my handbag has slowly been converting into a giant pencil-case (I actually found three hole punches, a craft knife and two gluesticks in it the other day!) I decided to make a pencil-case out of fabric inspired by the wallpaper.

So I got some calico and painted tiny little triangles all over it with fabric paint and then set it with the iron. I turned my fabric inside out and zipped along the sides with the sewing machine. Then I (attempted) to stitch on two little arrows in the bottom corner.




I ended up making quite a mess! I'm a newbie when it comes to sewing so I had lots of hot cups of coffee to get me through the frustration :) After much quick-un-picking and clamping I ended up with this...





Loving this teal colour at the moment.

PS. the lovely Soné from polliblog invited me to share a post on her blog. Be sure to check it out :)

Hope you are having a lovely day xx

15 comments:

  1. unbelievable. so creative. was it difficult to work the snappy thingy?

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  2. Wow thats incredible! I'm a newbie at sewing too but I could never do that. Beautiful :)

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  3. This is actually the best thing I've seen all day. It's even cheered up my somewhat crappy day just by looking at it. Thank you! :D

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  4. SWEEET, but will it hold a hole puncher :) haha.
    Pretty sure you should sell these on ETSY. Do it, I double dare ya.

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  5. Aww thanks for all the lovin guys :) The snappy thing was a bit hard... But I think it was because I had a pre-used one. I've a new one that I'm hoping will be easier!

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  6. Hi Tori.
    I just came from Polli's blog and read your post there and thought I'd might visit your own blog too.
    You have a really lovely blog!
    And this purse/pencil case of yours, you have made. I love it. How amazing that you decorated the fabric yourself!
    I will difinitely visit you again!
    Greetings from FarfallaDK

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  7. please follow me I followed u and I have no followers :(
    http://g3pinkii-pinkiilife.blogspot.com/

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  8. gorgeous colours :) and great handy work with the decorating.
    I would love to learn how to use those purse clasp thingy's

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  9. Tori! Amazing. Make me something : )

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  10. Wow! This is awesome! You seriously have to show some tutorials on how exactly you made this, because this is so cool! I wants one :)

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  11. Tori, this is such a wonderfully sweet and adorable purse. I want one too! x

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  12. the combination of colours/pattern is just my cup of tea!

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  13. how did you make those perfect triangles?

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  14. I hand-painted them (which was a painstakingly long process!) But I'm sure you could make a stencil out of paper or masking tape :)

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Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog, and thank you for commenting! -Tori xx