Sunday, September 21, 2008

Reversible Flaps

Here's the first reversible flap I've just finished. This one is UT/Longhorn themed and a burnt orange to "match mom's car". :) I rather like it. The dupioni silk is soooo nice even if it's a bit at odds with the fleece Longhorn reverse applique. I think they ended up working well together though. The silk is reinforced with some iron-on stabilizer and the backing is just a cut-out of the same main fabric I used to make the purse. I jazzed that side up a bit with a pink rhinestone iron-on applique I found at the fabric store.

They're super easy to make. The fabric is 20" X 13" finished size (which is actually too wide and has to be folded over to fit into the pocket with the buttons to attach it... next ones will be 20" X 10" finished size). Placed RIGHT SIDES together and sewn, flipped right side out and topstitched for a more finished look. Then the buttonholes measured and sewn. Super easy after all the junk that went into actually MAKING the purse in the first place. ^_^

Another reversible flap! Go Cowboys!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Final Pocket Count

Final Pocket Count:

Open pockets: 10
Zippered pockets: 3
Pen pockets: 4
Snap pockets: 2
Specialty pockets and stuff:
---- cell phone (velcro)
---- tissues
---- business cards
---- sunglasses/bottled water(?)
---- hidden zippered pocket
---- key fob
---- makeup zippered pouch:
* elastic/pocket section for mirror, mascara, brushes, etc.
* zippered mesh pocket
* open mesh/fabric pocket

Total count: 28 pockets

Damn... that's a lot of friggin' pockets. O_O