Friday, September 13, 2013

{Post 1,255} Rachel's Purse-se-verence and 501

In a fervent effort to spend more time with my girl, Rachel, we went and picked out fabric for a new purse for her.  Once we got home, I stayed right by her side until it was finished.

We even went the extra mile and spray painted her grommets (which started out as an oil rubbed bronze color) black to match her fabrics.

Her youth group's team is green this year.  Her old purse was purple, which made it look like she was favoring a team not her own.  That had to change!!

I like traditional fabrics.  She is a teenage girl.  When she picked her fabrics, I was thinking "Oh, me!" inside.  But didn't it turn out lovely?  I made her a zip pocket (about 7" x 4-/2") to match with the little bits of left over fabric.  Luckily, I had a lime green zipper!!  I have been dabbling with making jewelry, so I stamped her initials on a disc and made a little beaded string to attach to the zipper.

In further sewing news, I added the pieced border to my 501 quilt.  Just one more border, then that will be listed on Etsy.


Ruth said...

The purse is just darling! The zipper pull is really pretty too. The little pouch will come in handy. And I love the quilt.

Michelle said...

How adorable! She did a great job! Love the little pouch bag too...nice touch!