Thursday, February 4, 2010

Big Shot Fabric Purse

big shot, stampin up, fabricCheck out this fabric purse I made with the Big Shot from Stampin' Up! I used the Scallop Square Die and the Fold Up Flower Die with this gorgeous fabric I found. This is my Swap Purse for the Stampin' Up! Regionals event on Saturday - yay! All 50 of my card front swaps are tucked into it, along with my notebook and pen for all the notes I'll be taking.

I am not much of a sewer, much to my mom's chagrin and she did try! She also gave me a sewing machine that mostly collects dust in the back of my closet. I was so happy to find some gold thread on a bobbin in her machine when I was putting this purse together - can you believe the luck!?!

To make my Swap Purse, I ran about six layers of fabric through on the Square Scallop Dies at a time. Then I stacked them right sides together, pinned and stitched. I didn't add a lining to my purse or any padding to the fabric squares - I just sewed the squares together, 2 high by 3 across for the front and back, 1 by 2 for the ends and 1 by 3 for the bottom. I rolled the top and stitched it down in a few places and stitched on the Black Satin Ribbon Handles.
stampin up, big shot, fabric flower pin
I made two different Flower Pins and put the one with pink on my Swap Purse. I ran several layers of the fabric through the Big Shot using the Fold Up Flower Die for these and layered those flower pieces together with some stitching. To finish the Black Flower Pin, I wrapped a piece of the fabric around a Clear Round Button and tacked it down.

stampin up, big shot, fabric flower pinTo finish the Pink Flower Pin, I added a few layers of a silky pink fabric into some of the layers and sewed a Pretty in Pink Corduroy Button to the center. I also heated several of the flower edges with my Heat Gun to melt the synthetic fabric a bit and create some curl. I really love that extra dimension.


Cindy said...

I am SOOOO going to make this purse as soon as I get to the fabric store! Too cool!!!

Melissa said...

Oooh, pretty, Mary! I want to try it too!

Anonymous said...

This is gojus! Fabulous fabric and sew cute! Okay, now I need to get my sewing machine out and learn to use it.

Paula said...

Wowzers Mary. That is FABULOUS!!! I want one.

Kay Kalthoff said...

WOW! Mary, this is definitely the most gorgeous Big Shot purse I've yet seen!! Much applause and bravo, bravo to you!!

Unknown said...

Gasp! I need to catch my breath. This is absolutely gorgeous! Could you bottle up some of your talent and sell it to the rest of us? I can't wait to see the original tomorrow.

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