Tuesday, June 3, 2014

A very special friend deserves a "Vicki" purse!

 
While shopping at Joann the other day, a very special friend said that she was struggling with what color she wanted her "Vicki" purse!  Well, I can take a hint as well as anyone, and these are the colors she was mentioning.  I asked her about a few details that she might want in a new purse and set out to make it as special as I possibly could.


I used the same pattern I had used with mine, and got it cut out and pieced in no time.  I decided to keep the quilting simple on this one.


This little tool is one I am anxious to share with you.  I have been using this tool for years, and didn't realize how much I would be using it in making bags and such.  It is called a "Dritz Loop Turner".  I found them on Amazon for $4.78.  If you don't have one...I highly recommend you get one.  Especially if you do applique.


You get the little pointy part into the fabric about 1/3 in. down from the top. Hook the loop over the top of the fabric, pull to lock the fabric corner in and begin tugging...slowly.


Pretty soon you will have the end of the fabric peeking through the bottom of your tube and you can work it out the rest of the way.  Now just manipulate this tube and press it flat!  These are the tabs for the handles that the 'D' rings are in.


Here is this simple casual purse.  It is the perfect size for everyday use.


I decided to put a little bit of red behind the tag so that it would show up on the inside.


This purse also has feet on the bottom.  It measures 11"Hx12"Wx5"D.  It was so much fun to make this for her.  Shhhhh...it is a surprise!

Linking to: WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced Modern Quilts!

16 comments:

Michelle said...

I love my loop turner!! Love the Vicki bag - just a gorgeous design!

Cath said...

oh, I wish I was your special friend.....really lovely!

Patchwork and Play said...

What a beautiful bag Vicki! I love the red zip and the floral lining! And YOU are such a wonderful friend!

Amy at love made my home said...

It is lovely Vicki! I am sure that your friend will love it, and I like the touch of the piece of red behind the label to make it really show up! xx

Kim said...

What a nifty li'l gadget. Gorgeous bag, Miss Vicki....love, love the beautiful floral lining. Your friend will ooooh and aahhh over this lovely!!

clothworkers said...

Great bag it looks really smart and elegant. Your friend will love it.

Vicki in MN said...

Super looking bag-your friend will love it!

Tanyia said...

I really love that purse, I am pretty sure I need a Vicki bag too!:) Dropping by from Lee's WIP hop: http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2014/06/wip-wednesday-june-4th.html

thread_bunny said...

Adorable bag with great color combo!

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

I love the way you did the top...very unique1
Cheri
quiltingnanny at yahoo dot com

Vera said...

Neat. I like your little label!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Looks beautiful. I'm sure your friend will love it!

Lorna McMahon said...

What a handy tool! Love the pop of red behind the label. Looks awesome! Such a pretty bag. You are sew good to your friends!

Schulz Family said...

visiting from needle and thread Thursday. Wow your sewing is immaculate. The outside pocket is stunning and the zip so well inserted. Hmm I will have to make more effort with my finishing

Janine said...

Beautiful!

Μ ΧΑΤΖΗΙΩΑΝΝΙΔΗ said...

This is an outstanding bag for sure. Your friend must be very happy.

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