September 30, 2009

081 - A gift for my lovely ladies

If you remember some time a go I made this felt flowers to use on my girl’s gift, and I actually changed my mind so many times about how to make what I’m about to show you!
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Ok girls the flower is all your allowed to see…

(If you’re one of my BM DO NOT read on, Please!! –
Si eres una de mis damas NO LEAN este post, por favor!!)


I started this project about four months a go, but the main reason why I couldn't finish was because I was questioning if they’ll like it or not or if they’ll use it at all. I wanted to give them something they would not use at our wedding because I’m already giving them the dresses as my gift for the day.

So I though about a handbag, I've made handbags before, but just for me. Making something for someone else is totally different (in my head) because I know exactly how I want things, but for my girls, even though I know them and I know about their taste, I have no idea the shapes they’ll like more on a handbag.

SO I decided to play safe, simple shape, soft gray color (With purple fabric on the inside, that has some silver sparks), a detachable pin (incase they don't like it) and with zipper and pockets -Who doesn't love pockets and zippers, Right? :)


bolso-telas { Fabric close up }

bolso2 { Ironing the innerlining and the folds to make easier the sewing part }

I started cutting the squares for all the parts I already draw on my notebook with an approximate height and width, I iron all the pieces and shaped the holder stripes and inner pocket so the sewing can be a little more smooth

bolso3 { Sewing the stripes }

bolso4 { Attaching the stripes to the main piece }


bolso5 { A little detail on the left and pinning the inner fabric on the right }

Since I don't have levels or anything fancy to attach on the inside, I engraved my mane to a big clear heart and attach it with purple ribbon so they can remember that I love them :)


bolso6{ Inner pocket }

And here… the final product!


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For the other bags I slightly changed the size on the bottom by not attaching the fold on the bottom, that makes the bags not so squares.

Because I call it a day on the sewing department this is my work so far.

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I just need to finish the details on the other 3 handbags and I’m ready.

But now I wonder, would this be enough of a gift? or Do I need to buy something else for them? maybe something to fill the bags with?

Can you girls (and boys) help me? Do you feel this is a good-as-it-is gift? or I need to brainstorm to complete their presents?
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