Pleated Purse Tutorial

Aug 3, 2008


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24 comments:

Kim said...

Very cute. I think I'll put it on my to do list. Thanks!

Alisha said...

Thanks for sharing your pleated purse tutorial on Sew, Mama, Sew! I've been thinking about making my own pattern for a pleated purse, so it's great to see someone else's process. Your purse looks great!

lizap said...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I'll definitely be bookmarking this for later.

Janellybelly said...

Great job on the pleated purse, thanks ever so much for sharing it!
Janelle ;-)

erin said...

Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I can't wait to give it a try.

Sarah said...

Would decorator fabric with no interfacing work as well? Thanks for sharing this!

Monica Gee said...

Sarah,

You know, I have done it both ways and I just happen to like the sturdiness that iron-on interfacing provides. It isn't stiff like normal interfacing but it really holds up over time. If you use sturdy fabric inside and out your purse will look fantastic at first, but they do tend to become floppy over time. Either way, it is a matter of person opinion - so feel free to try it both ways! Let me know if you have any other questions!

Miss Behave said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial, I was looking all over the web for a pleated purse tutorial because for some strange reason I really struggle with pleats. I'll definitly try yours!

Mary said...

I did it! This was so satisfying and easy. Thank you for such a great tutorial. Here's a link to a photo of my pleated purse on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maryconner/3075268700/

Amy said...

Thank you for this tutorial. It was easy to follow and I love the results. I made a number of purses for gifts both for Christmas and birthdays this year. Here is a link to the pictures of mine.
http://duringquiettime.blogspot.com/

Elisa said...

Hello,

What a great tutorial. I'm new on sewing nut I decided to try. At the end my bag was not similar to your bag but I'm satisfied with the result :D


Thank you again.

Plese visit the link to see my bag inspired in your tutorial.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/84278215@N00/3646714287/

Elisa

Dina said...

Thanks a lot for this tutorial.It's the best tutorial I've ever found on the web for a pleated tote.Through its guidance I was able to produce 2 beautiful totes for my 2 teenaged daughters although I am new to sewing.Thanks again and looking forward to making new projects under your guidance.

Rebekah said...

I just finished mine! thanks for the tutorial :) I tried it with the flat bottom, I really like that version, gives the bag a bit more shape.

sue at nobaddays said...

Thanks so much for this great tutorial. I kid-sized it (8 x 12 for the first piece I cut) and it turned out beautifully. http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveandsue/4879094603/in/photostream/

I teamed it with a cute coin purse from another online tutorial: http://www.flickr.com/photos/daveandsue/4879703782/in/photostream/

mary said...

I made another one of these - this time from a wool tweed. Turned out great! Here's a link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/maryconner/5180934706/
Thank you!

dot hardy said...

Lovely pattern and unbusual. Cant wait to try it. Dot UK

Humairah said...

Great tutorial! You have NO idea how musch i've been looking for smth like this. One question though, any thoughts on how I could attatch a zipper instead of a magnetic clasp?

Joy said...

Very nice purse. I plan to make one or two right away. Thanks.

Joy

Jane said...

Thanks for a lovely idea, I have just completed a small purse to match a dress I have made for my grandson's christening.

Carol said...

Humairah, I have the same thing in mind. It seems as if it should be possible to leave open a portion of the inner edges of the "cuff" piece when you install it and just slip the edges of a zipper inside before stitching them up... but that might demand more precision than I trust myself to achieve! :-) I think I may try making the whole purse, then stitching the zipper in by hand on the inside edges of the cuff, and using embroidery thread so my stitches can show on the outside... perhaps with a bead or a tiny button in each stitch! I figure if I obsessively reinforce my handstitching three or four times, it MIGHT be enough to keep the zipper in place...

Primmy said...

this is an amazing tute, I am thinking of making one for my baby sister for xmas! I am hoping to find a cute coin purse tute to go with it.

Thanks heaps!!

Heather Thomas said...

THANK YOU!!! I just made a cute ballet bag for my little girl. So much cuter than a dumb square tote:)

Anonymous said...

Very nice purse, I was looking for a Celtic idea so made this bag with a plaid fabric and looks great with the pleats. Thanks for shareing

Ann from Dublin said...

Very clear tutorial. I am an experienced sewer, but I usually work to a purchased pattern. I mean to try this.

 
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