Tuesday, August 26, 2008

My First Real Sewing Machine Project

First thought upon completion? Wow, that took a long time! :)

A friend found me a free online pattern for a simple purse, so I decided to try it out yesterday. I used material from a used huipil made in Tactic and a used corte (not sure where it was made).

Who know it was so very difficult to sew a straight line? This was my first attempt at the strap. Check out the stitching - Ha!



Needless to say I tossed that strap aside and started over. This time I used the corte material (which I also used for the lining), because it barely shows stitching. There are still a couple crazy wiggles in my lines, but it was definitely better. I'm thinking of using a piece of cinta (hand-woven ribbons that many indigenous women use in their hair) as the strap next time because turning the strap right-side-out after sewing it was a major pain! It took me about a half an hour!

Here's the finished product. The second photo shows the lining, pocket, and velcro closure. My two-year-old is obsessed with coins and has apparently already put one in this purse!



5 comments:

kim* said...

once again another goody you have :)

Rosebud Collection said...

You did a great job and should be proud..I think it is very hard to sew a straight line..so you did a really good job..It came out lovely..

Kim and Olav said...

yeah erin...sorry I wasnt there to help!!!! Practice makes perfect as I am sure you know...

Felicia said...

It turned out fabulous :)

Bejeweled said...

I think you did a great job! It looks just wonderful!