|My fancy handles, glitter vinyl with fabric to hide the seam|
One of my favorites is Tula Pink, and her fabric is so much fun! Not all of it is my favorite, but her animals are totally adorable and I love the 'extras' she throws in. I came across some of this camping fabric and knew I needed it, but it wasn't until a sister-in-law picked it out for her birthday purse, along with the glitter vinyl, that I finally had a reason to cut into it. These are not colors I would have normally put together, but they really work! Sometimes stepping outside your comfort zone is a good thing! The pattern is by Swoon, very stylish but surprisingly easy to make!
This was also my first time going 'full on vinyl' for a purse, even though it's just the overlays and straps. Fabri-tac was my BFF. And lots of clover clips. Also books and my quilting ruler to protect the books (since they were library books...shhh). I still need to work on the correct amount of glue...too little and they didn't stick, too much and I was peeling them off my ruler...
|Look, the rivets are almost straight!|
|Front pocket, I tried to match it up, not too bad!|
|One of the tiny side pockets...more pattern matching!|
Total changes to pattern: increased strap length, added 3 outside pockets